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Wollongong station robbery

POLICE are investigating the assault and robbery of a man at Wollongong Railway Station.
About 3.50am on Sunday the 21-year-old man and a friend were sitting on the platform when a man approached and demanded his wallet.
Shortly after, three other men appeared and all four began assaulting the 21-year-old, during which he sustained a cut to his nose and facial bruising.
One of the offenders took the man’s wallet, ATM card and phone.
The 21-year-old eventually broke free, ran from the station and contacted police.
A crime scene was established and forensically examined.
Wollongong police are investigating the incident. They have been given descriptions of two men who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
One is described as being of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, about 20 years old, 170cm tall, and with a muscular build. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a red bandanna and red shirt.
The second man is described as being of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, about 20 years old, 185cm tall, and with a medium to muscular build. At the time of the incident, he was wearing black pants, dress shoes and a black shirt.

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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