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Armed robber smashes way into Woonona club

Woonona Bowling Club. PHOTO:

Woonona Bowling Club. PHOTO:

POLICE are investigating the armed robbery of Woonona Bowling Club on Wednesday night.

Shortly before 10pm a man armed with a hammer smashed his way through a front window of the Greta Street club.

The man confronted a woman employee, who had just closed the club.

He was handed cash and fled through the broken window.

The woman was not hurt and contacted police immediately.

Wollongong police established a crime scene and searched of the area without success.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 20s, thin build, 170 to 180cm tall and was wearing a black and grey two-toned jumper, blue jeans and white joggers. He also had a black cloth covering his face.

Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to contact Wollongong Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney 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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