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Carjacking in Wollongong CBD

POLICE are investigating after a man was carjacked in Wollongong yesterday.
About 2pm on Wednesday a 29-year-old man parked his black Holden Commodore SSV wagon on Church Street.
The man turned his car off, leaving the keys in the ignition, and fell asleep.
About 3pm the man was awoken after hearing his car keys jingling.
Police have been told two men were standing at the driver’s side door, with one of the men ordering the driver out of his car, telling him he had a gun.
The man was punched to the face and forcibly removed from his vehicle, before one of the offenders drove off in the victim’s car.
The other man drove off in a vehicle described as a small red hatchback, possibly a late 90s model Ford or Kia.
Police were contacted a short time later, establishing a crime scene that was established by specialist forensic officers.
The injured man did not seek medical attention.
Wollongong police are investigating the incident and are hoping to speak to two men who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
The first man is described as being 20-22 years of age, with a large build, 170-175cm tall, with tattoos on his neck, arms and chest.
At the time he was wearing a fluorescent yellow singlet, black silk shorts, white runners and large framed sunglasses.
The second man is described as being 20-22 years of age, with a thin build, 165-170cm tall, black hair in a mullet/rats tail style, with tattoos on his neck and arms.
At the time, he was wearing a black shirt, black shorts, a bumbag and joggers.
The stolen vehicle is described as being a black Holden Commodore SSV wagon with NSW registration plates BETH0 .

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and 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 Australia 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 writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed 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 Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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