'Shoot the wife, just shoot her': dispute in traveller community led to $24K Rolex robbery

Updated June 12 2024 - 5:42pm, first published 4:30pm

A DISPUTE between two families from the "traveller community" led to a man being shot twice in the legs and robbed of a $24,000 Rolex watch, according to court documents.

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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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