Friday, 19 June 2009

The Pawnshop in The Pokie Pub Part 2

A pokie pub that I visited in late May has been in the news. You may remember this picture from my 21 May blog of the pawnshop in the pokie pub:The Sydney Morning Herald reported a bizarre robbery at The Crescent.
"An elderly man who sought help to claim his poker machine winnings at a pub in Sydney's west was later allegedly robbed by the man who helped him, police say.
The 69-year-old Ambarvale man was playing the pokies at The Crescent Hotel, on The Crescent, Fairfield, on Monday morning when he won some money, police said.
Police allege the man asked a 39-year-old Fairfield man at the pub how he could claim the winnings.
The 39-year-old allegedly walked the man to the area where he could claim the cash.
A short time later the 69-year-old left the pub and walked to nearby Fairfield station where he was followed by the younger man who had helped him.
The 39-year-old allegedly robbed the 69-year-old of his winnings and then fled.
After viewing CCTV footage, police arrested the 39-year-old last night and charged him with robbery.
He was refused bail and faces Fairfield Local Court...."

Some pokie pubs are not just inappropriate for children. They're not safe either.

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