Thirsty thief helped himself to drinks from Albury's Newmarket Hotel

A 33-year-old man who allegedly broke into the Newmarket Hotel for alcohol twice in two days has been arrested.

Police said he first went into the hotel on Borella Road on March 12, but ran when the alarm sounded, leaving the alcohol behind in the beer garden. He allegedly returned at 12:50am the next day, and this time was successful in stealing the alcohol. Police arrested the man on Friday after finding alcohol in his Albury home in Lavis Street, which they say was stolen from the hotel.