Man extradited from ACT over alleged Thredbo robbery and kidnapping

Police have extradited a man from the ACT following investigations into an alleged robbery and kidnapping at Thredbo earlier in the year.

Strike Force Cooleman, comprising detectives from Monaro Local Area Command, was formed to investigate the alleged robbery of a hotel at Thredbo.

It will be alleged about 4.15am on Wednesday March 12, two masked men entered the hotel on Friday Drive and detained the duty manager.

They allegedly stole a sum of cash from the safe before tying up the manager and forcing him into a van and driving from the scene.

The man jumped out of the van on Banjo Patterson Crescent in Jindabyne and sustained serious injuries as a result of the fall. He was taken to Cooma Hospital for treatment.

About 10.55am on Wednesday May 7, officers attached to Strike Force Cooleman and detectives from the Australian Federal Police attended a house in Fraser in the ACT.

A 34-year-old man was arrested at the premises and taken to the City Watch House in Canberra before appearing in ACT Magistrates Court. Police sought and were granted permission to extradite him to NSW.

The man was taken to Queanbeyan Police Station, where he was charged with warrants for the offences of robbery in company, kidnapping and taking a conveyance without consent.

The man was refused bail to appear in Cooma Local Court on Thursday May 8.

Investigations by Strike Force Cooleman are continuing to identify and locate the second man believed to be involved in the robbery.

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