Slots Robber Bitten By Dog Then Tasered By Police

One would be bandit got more than he bargained for after allegedly trying to rob poker machines at a Queensland, Australia bar on Monday night.
At around 0024 a.m. on 29th November the 33-year-old man, along with two accomplices, broke into the Highfields Tavern, in Toowoomba intending to steal money from the ‘pokies’ located in the bar’s gaming area.
The heavy handed gang then proceeded to hack into the slot machines, but in so doing set off the tavern’s burglar alarm with a police officer then arriving on the scene shortly later.
Describing the incident, Sergeant Jamie Deacon said:
“They damaged six poker machines with a sledge hammer and/or crow bar..They removed cash boxes from each machine..On their [police] arrival three offenders decamped in different directions.”
While the two other offenders managed to escape for now, the third robber was not so fortunate and bore the brunt of his gangs misdeeds as he tried to make a stand.
Allegedly having thrown a bottle at the dog squad officer who had arrived first on the scene, the man then approached the officer in a threatening manner while holding a large screwdriver in his hand.
The man was then forced to drop the weapon as he struggled to defend himself against his canine attacker and as well as suffering a bite to his right thigh, he was then tasered as the handler became concerned over the safety of his dog.
“The dog was deployed and chased and bit one offender. He was Tasered and didn’t get away,” continued Sergeant Deacon.
The man, who is “known” to police, was then arrested and later charged with break-and-enter, assaulting police and possession of implements.
While he now awaits his fate, the Criminal Investigation Branch is continuing to search for the two other alleged accomplices, while also investigating possible links with a Brisbane-based gang of poker machine robbers still at large.

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