On 16-02-12 at around 3.00 am a male carrying a gun and wearing a balaclava ran into the Albion Charles Hotel and approached staff and demanded money. Hotel Employees gave the assailant the money and he then fled through nearby parkland. Armed robberies in Victorian Hotels and Tabarets are now a common occurrence and often result in victims experiencing emotional and psychological issues.
If you have been the victim of a crime in the workplace you may be entitled to seek assistance both via Workcover and through Crime Compensation to assist in your recovery. For advice contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services on freecall 1800 000 055.