Milton robbery planned

01:58, Feb 13 2013

The robbery of a staff member at the White Horse Inn in Milton on Monday may have been planned, police say.

Senior Constable Tom Taylor, of Balclutha, said the robbery did not appear to be a random act and pointed to being thought out and planned.

Police are still on the hunt for the man who robbed an employee of the White Horse Inn in Milton on Monday about 4.15pm.

The employee was  accosted in the car park. No weapon was used and an undisclosed amount of cash was forcibly taken.

The man had to be lurking or waiting in the vicinity of the building for some time and hopefully someone may have seen something, Mr Taylor said.

''It would have been hard for the robber to know exactly when the staff member would be going to the bank so it appears he may have been hanging around until staff left the building.'' 

The man was described by witnesses as wearing a black hooded sweat shirt with the hood pulled up tight around his face.

The net was cast wide and police were appealing to the public for information, Mr Taylor said.

Anyone with information can contact the Balclutha police on (03) 418 0203 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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