Woman tied up with duct tape in armed robbery at Abermain Bowling Club

A woman was tied up with duct tape and forced to open gaming machines by two armed robbers at Abermain Bowling Club on Monday night. Picture: MARINA NEIL
A woman was tied up with duct tape and forced to open gaming machines by two armed robbers at Abermain Bowling Club on Monday night. Picture: MARINA NEIL

A woman was tied up with duct tape and forced to open gaming machines by two armed robbers at Abermain Bowling Club on Monday night. 

An armed offender smashed the front door of the club with a sledgehammer about 10.30pm.

The bandits forced the female employee to the ground and tied her wrists and ankles with tape.

One of the offenders was armed with the sledgehammer and the other had what was believed to be a rifle.

The robbers went into the main bar, accessed a safe and emptied the contents.

They then took the tape off the woman and walked her to the gaming area. The female was forced to open the ATM, eBet machine and pokies.

The offenders again restrained the woman and attached her to the leg of a table. They fled the scene with a large amount of cash about 10.39pm.

After the bandits left, the woman managed to reach into her pocket to grab her mobile phone to call police.

The two people of interest were spotted at the scene in a white Nissan Pulsar, which police said was later found burnt out in Bathurst Street.

Abermain Bowling Club secretary-manager Cathy Flegg said the woman was “very shaken up” by the incident.

Police want to speak to two men who may be able to assist inquiries.

The first man is described as being of Caucasian appearance and of thin build.

The second man is described as being of Caucasian appearance and of medium build.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A woman was tied up with duct tape and forced to open gaming machines by two armed robbers at Abermain Bowling Club on Monday night. Picture: MARINA NEIL

A woman was tied up with duct tape and forced to open gaming machines by two armed robbers at Abermain Bowling Club on Monday night. Picture: MARINA NEIL