Thieves break into restaurant, are fined for not wearing masks during robbery

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Four men in Australia recently broke into a restaurant and made off with a good amount of alcohol.

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The police were able to quickly find the suspects, and were able to arrest them. Along with the charges for breaking into the restaurant and stealing the booze, the four men are also facing fines of 5,000 Australian Dollars, around $3,600 US, for violating the country's mask mandate because none of the men were wearing masks during the robbery.

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Due to the surge in Covid numbers, Australia has implemented a lockdown, of which a mask mandate is part of. People can be fined for not wearing masks in restaurants, businesses and the like.

The four men felt the brunt of those fines as each was fined 5,000 Australian Dollars, around $3,600 US, for not wearing masks inside the restaurant during the robbery.

According to the Daily Mail, the four fellas are facing charges of unlawful entry, stealing, and property damage, along with the combined $15,000 ion fines for not wearing masks.

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