Tourist targeted at Paget hotel

Posted by on Oct 17, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Around 5am on Sunday, Police received a report of a burglary at The Wharf Hotel in Paget.

It appears that around 4am an unknown man gained entry into a guest room at the premises.

The intruder demanded money from the occupant and made good his escape with a quantity of cash.

The victim, a 28 year old Australian man, was injured and taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The visitor’s injuries are not life threatening. The suspect is described as a dark skinned man of slim build, approximately 5’8” tall.

An active investigation is underway by detectives from the Hamilton Criminal Investigation Unit.

Any witnesses to this incident or anyone with any information is encouraged to contact 295-0011.

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