Woman arrested in hotel break-in

A COORAN woman will appear in Gympie Magistrates Court after she was allegedly caught by Royal Hotel staff breaking into the hotel’s kitchen.

Gympie police Sergeant Peter Bailey said the woman broke into the premises about 12.30pm on Anzac Day, entered the hotel kitchen and attempted to steal a quantity of seafood.

Sgt Bailey said she was detained by staff members and had assaulted two of the hotel’s employees.

The police were then called and the woman was arrested, but she was later granted bail.

She is due to appear in court next month on two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one of entering a premises.

A Royal Hotel spokesperson said the bar and kitchen was closed at the time and there was no threat to patrons.

Also on the weekend, a Brisbane woman was lucky to escape injury when her Hyundai Getz collided with a tow truck.

The Gympie tow truck driver also escaped injury.

The crash occurred on Langton Road about 9.15am on Saturday.

Police have fined one driver for failing to give way.

Sgt Bailey said, apart from a few minor arrests, overall the weekend went well and Anzac Day celebrations were not marred by bad behaviour.

Gympie Times


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