Daring robbery Mistletoe Hotel – Melbourne

On the night of the 11th of September 1879, a daring robbery was committed at the Mistletoe Hotel, Mackenzie-street, Melbourne, belonging to Mr. Charles Wright, who also conducts the Colosseum Hotel. Wright was away at the Colosseum, leaving his bed-room at the Misletoe locked up. During the evening the barmaid heard a noise in the room, but took no notice, knowing nothing was loose. When Wright returned home he found that an entrance had been gained to his bedroom by the burglars getting on the roof, removing the slates, and making a hole in the ceiling and lowering them selves by a rope into the room, from which they had taken £200 in cash. Clearing out long before Wright returned.

Photo of an archeological dig of Mistletoe Hotel – Melbourne