Man charged attempted armed robbery Granville

A 29-year-old man has been charged over the alleged attempted armed robbery of a hotel at Granville overnight.

About 2.30am today (Tuesday 8 April 2014), a man entered the hotel on Woodville Road allegedly armed with a firearm.

Police have been told the man confronted two employees – women aged 19 and 49 – and demanded money.

They fled and alerted security guards before the armed man ran from the hotel empty-handed.

He was last seen being driven from the scene in a white Toyota Camry sedan.

Police were alerted and a description of the car was broadcast.

A short time later police stopped a vehicle in a car park on Manchester Street at Merrylands and arrested four men. Police also seized a .22 calibre handgun nearby.

The men were taken to Merrylands Police Station.

One of the men, aged 29, was charged with robbery armed with a dangerous weapon and firearm offences.

He has been refused bail and will appear at Fairfield Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 9 April 2014).

The other three men have been released pending further investigations.

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