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Police looking for home invaders

POLICE are appealing for public assistance following a robbery and home invasion in Gwynneville.

Shortly before 11pm on Friday, two men, aged 26 and 28, were walking on College Place. A man allegedly came up behind them demanding their wallets and phones, while armed with a meat cleaver.

The man then allegedly forced the two victims into their nearby home, where he demanded property off three further occupants. He stole wallets, phones and a laptop before running towards Graham Avenue. He then drove away in a white sedan with yellow registration plates, driven by an unknown person.

The man was described as Middle Eastern/Mediterranean appearance, between 180-185cm tall, with short black hair, wearing a white hooded jumper, light coloured pants and black rubber gloves.

Wollongong Police are investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone with any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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 Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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