Group In Custody Following Maryland Armed Robbery

Two men are in the John Hunter.

Four men are likely to be charged over an armed robbery and police pursuit spanning parts of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. 

It's alleged a group of armed thieves entered a hotel on Maryland Drive in Maryland at around 10:30pm last night before demanding cash. 

The men then took off in a black Holden Commodore - which was spotted by officers shortly after. 

Police chased the car to Rayford Street, Warners Bay before its occupants took off on foot. 

A police dog unit eventually tracked down and arrested four men aged 24, 25, 26 and 30. 

The two youngest accused are under guard in the John Hunter Hospital. 

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