The damaged roller door, which was ram-raided, at The Bottle-O, Terranora.
The damaged roller door, which was ram-raided, at The Bottle-O, Terranora.

More details emerge of violent Terranora robbery

A MAN was bashed over the head with a dumbbell during a Terranora bottle shop robbery in the early hours of Friday morning.

Bansi Singh, a worker at the United Petroleum store directly next door, said about 1.30am The Bottle-O liquor store at Henry Lawson Dr was ram-raided by a large truck, badly damaging its roller door.

"There was what looked like a crane on the back of the flat tray truck," Mr Singh said after examining United's CCTV footage when he opened at 6am.

"They loaded up some stuff and then took off."

Some hours later, after police and security had left the scene, two slim men dressed in hooded jumpers returned, hitting a man, thought to be a security guard, over the head and knees with a dumbbell.

"I've never seen anything like this happen up here before," Mr Singh exclaimed.

"It was scary because some skinny guys wearing hoodies came back a couple of hours later with a dumbbell and hit a guy, who ended up with three stitches to his head.

"They must be related for them to know when the police left and that the door was damaged."

Mr Singh said United's CCTV footage would be handed over to police to assist in investigations.

According to security guards at the scene, who did not want to be named, the bottle shop has not been operating for some time.

An unknown amount of alcohol was taken during both of the thieves' visits to the bottle shop.



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