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Home invasion arrest

A MAN was arrested at Corrimal on Monday after a home invasion at Tarrawanna.

Two men allegedly forcedtheir way into a Caldwell Avenue home about 10.20pm on Monday, one armed with a firearm. Police allege that a 59-year old man and a 55-year-old woman were at home at the time.

The 59-year-old man closed an internal door in an attempt to stop the men getting to inside. The intruders smashed through the door, injuring the 59-year-old man, before one of the intuders cut his leg on broken glass when fleeing.

Later that day a 29-year-old man was arrested by police on the Princes Highway at Corrimal. He was charged with aggravated break enter with intent, whilst armed with a dangerous weapon. He was also charged with an affray offence allegedly committed on Sunday, April 1.

He was  refused bail and appeared before Wollongong Local Court today.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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