Wellington incidents: Hotel ATM stolen; and car and truck collide

Police believe three men are responsible for the theft of an ATM from a hotel in Wellington in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Inspector Dan Skelly of the Orana Local Area Command said CCTV footage reveals three people entering the Federal Hotel between 4-4.30am on Thursday, September 14.

“We believe three people forced the door of the Federal Hotel off, broke the ATM out of the floor, put it on a trolley, wheeled it out to a car and took off,” he said.

“We believe they are three males – we have CCTV footage but they were all in trackies and hoodie get-ups with their faces covered.”

Inspector Skelly said a witness observed a silver car leaving the hotel at the time of the robbery, however police couldn’t confirm if it was involved.

“...but that’s the only lead we have at the moment,” he said. A crime scene was established at the hotel as investigations continue.

Police encourage anyone with information to call the Dubbo Police Station on 6883 1599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Car and truck collide 

One person was conveyed to hospital following a two-vehicle crash on the Mitchell Highway on Wednesday evening.

About 6.50pm on Wednesday, September 13 a car and truck collided about 12km west of Wellington on the Mitchell Highway.

The driver of the car was conveyed to hospital with minor injuries and the highway was closed for about three hours.

The accident is still under investigation.

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