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Bulli doctor robbed of medical bag

Police carPOLICE are searching for two men after a doctor was threatened and had his medical bag stolen at Bulli on Wednesday night.

The doctor was leaving the Park Road practice about 9pm, carrying his medical kit and was walking towards his car parked in Railway Street.

As the 42-year-old doctor neared his car, he was approached by two men hidden in bushes on the corner of Park Road and Railway Street. One of the men held his fists up towards the doctor’s face and demanded he hand over his bag, which he did.

The two men ran into Park Road and were last seen heading into Veigals Lane.

The bag contained numerous prescription drugs and other medical items. The doctor was not injured during the incident.

The first man is described as being about 180cm tall, thin to medium build with an olive complexion. He was wearing a light coloured top, dark track pants and a baseball cap. The second man was a similar build wearing a zip-up jacket, dark pants and a baseball hat. Both men are aged in their early 20s.

Police secured a crime scene and the area was searched with the assistance of the Police Dog Unit. Inquiries are continuing.

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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