Appeal for information after armed robbery at Rutherford

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Investigations are underway into an armed robbery in Rutherford yesterday.

Shortly before midnight on Monday 3 May, officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District responded to reports of the incident at a hotel on the New England Highway at Rutherford.

Police have been told three males, not further described, entered the premises and threatened staff with a knife before fleeing with cash.

Officers have established a crime scene and inquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident – or may have dashcam or CCTV of the area about this time – is urged to call Maitland Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.