24-year-old man arrested over RSL robbery
PORTLAND Crime Investigation Unit detectives have arrested a man following an alleged armed robbery at the Portland RSL Memorial Bowling Club in Portland last week.
Investigators have been told the man entered the Cape Nelson Road venue about 9.50pm on Tuesday, August 28, and walked through to a staff office.
While inside, he allegedly stole cash and threatened a staff member.
The man stole about $1000 worth of $5, $10, $20 and $50 notes and lots of coins from a safe storage tray, however he dropped most of it as he ran from the scene, south along Cape Nelson Rd, and onto Calvert St.
A 24-year-old Portland man was arrested following the execution of a warrant in Barkly St on Friday morning.
It is alleged a quantity of drugs and cash were seized during the warrant.
The man is currently assisting police with their enquiries and the investigation remains ongoing.
• People with information about this or any police matters are asked to phone Portland police on 5522 1500 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or make an anonymous report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au/report-a-crime.
For immediate police assistance, call 000.