Serial armed robbers charged with numerous hold-ups

THREE alleged serial armed robbers have been charged with holding up numerous hotels and clubs across Sydney.

Strike Force Culch was established in April 2014 to investigate the armed robberies of eight hotels and a licensed club in the city between April 2014 and July this year.

Police will allege in court that the incidents involved two or three offenders who entered the premises’ armed with “some form of weapon”.


Following a protracted investigation, strike force detectives this morning charged three men over the string of hold-ups.

A 22-year-old man was charged with robbery whilst armed with a dangerous weapon, while one of the two 25-year-old men was charged with six counts of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated break and enter.

The second 25-year-old man was charged with seven counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated break and enter and discharging a firearm into a house.

All three men were remanded in custody to appear before Central Local Court on Thursday 8 September.