Safes targeted in two separate robberies

A MAN armed with a screwdriver has robbed a Hamilton South newsagency this morning.

Police said a male employee was loading newspapers into a delivery car at the Hassell Street newsagency when he was confronted by the bandit.

He demanded money and was given an amount of cash before grabbing the cash register and loading it into the delivery vehicle.

Police said the employee was also forced to load a safe onto the vehicle before the man drove off.

The man is described as being aged in his early 20s and of Aboriginal appearance.

He was wearing a dark hooded jumper and had a scarf over his face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Newcastle Police or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Charlestown Golf Club struck by thieves

THIEVES have failed in their bid to steal a large safe from Charlestown Golf Club after smashing their way through a double-brick wall.

They moved it through glass doors, tripping the club’s alarm system, but it was recovered down the club's access road.

The break-in is the second major crime at the Hillsborough site in four days. Late last week vandals caused extensive damage to six greens with a car.

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