Two men accused of a string of armed robberies around Newcastle and the attempted murder of a club patron at North Lambton have pleaded not guilty today in Newcastle District Court.
27-year-old Ryker Jennar and 25-year-old Joel Barton are accused of shooting Dick McGuigan in the stomach and stealing $5,000 from the Water Board Bowling Club in June last year.
They’ve also pleaded not guilty to another 3 counts of armed robbery, including alleged hold-ups on the Newcastle Permanent Building Society at New Lambton in July last year, the Criterion Hotel at Carrington in May 2010 and the Carrington Post Office in June of that year
A third man, Joshua Rae has also pleaded not guilty to taking part in the Carrington Post Office robbery.
All 3 remain in custody with the case adjourned to Sydney next week.