Takings robbery inquiry continuing

The scene at the White Horse Inn after Monday's robbery. Photo by Craig Baxter.
The scene at the White Horse Inn after Monday's robbery. Photo by Craig Baxter.
Police inquiries are continuing into a car park robbery in Milton on Monday afternoon.

A Milton bar worker who was going to the bank with the hotel takings was left shaken after being accosted by a robber, who stole the takings about 4pm on Monday.

Police were called to the White Horse Inn, in Union St, at 4.15pm after reports of the robbery.

Sergeant Craig Dinnissen, of Balclutha, said the worker was accosted by a male while getting into a vehicle in the car park at the rear of the building and the banking taken.

The offender was spotted by a witness running from the rear of the car park along Spenser St towards Cowper St.

Yesterday police released more details about the alleged offender.

Sgt Dinnissen described him as being of medium build and around 167cm to 175cm tall. He was wearing a black hoodie without a zip in the front and used the hood to cover his face during the incident. He also had a gruff voice and smelled of cigarette smoke.

Sgt Dinnissen said an undisclosed amount of cash was taken in the robbery, and yesterday confirmed no weapon was used.

Around the time of the incident a dark-coloured four-door, 4WD utility vehicle with a well deck was seen driving in a southerly direction along Spenser St near the rear entrance/exit to the White Horse Inn.

The ute is described as having been dirty and containing three occupants.

The police would like to speak to the owner and occupants of this vehicle, as well as to anyone who was in the Moore Park area on Monday.

Anyone with information can contact the police on (03) 418-0203 or anonymously via the Crimestoppers line, 0800-555-111.

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