Ballarat detectives are investigating a robbery at the Moonambel Hotel and Resort, pictured above, on Monday morning.
Police said that a man of Asian appearance entered the hotel about 7.20am and confronted the owner, demanding cash.
Believing the offender had a weapon, the owner handed over a substantial amount of money.
Police have reminded the public that a $1million reward remains in place for information which leads to the conviction of the person who murdered Clunes nurse, Nina Nicholson.
Mrs Nicholson, 22, was killed on her front porch 25 years ago last Saturday.
It is almost certain that she was murdered by a local person who had been prowling in her house yard at night while her husband, a truck driver, was away working.
Graffiti vandals have again been active in Beaufort.
The community again is angry and want police to catch and prosecute the offender or offenders.
And the police are again calling for public support, believing it is likely that someone can identify who was the responsible for the latest outrage.
This time, the target was the historically important railway signal box near the Beaufort railway station.
Previously, a graffiti artist had twice vandalised the old service station and garage on the Western Highway.
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