'Cash and casino chips' after 18-year-old allegedly steals $50K from Gateshead pub

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By Sam Rigney
Updated May 19 2022 - 7:25am, first published 6:00am
'Cash and casino chips' found after 18-year-old allegedly steals $50K from Gateshead pub

A MAN has been arrested at a Sydney casino after allegedly breaking into a hotel at Gateshead last week and stealing more than $50,000.

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Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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