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Appeal to catch Woonona robber

The image released by police

The image released by police

POLICE are appealing for information into a robbery and are hoping someone might recognise a bag used during the incident.About 10pm on Wednesday May 8, a 59-year-old employee of Woonona Bowling Club on Greta Street, closed and locked the doors, when a man smashed the front windows with a sledge hammer. He entered the club and demanded money. The woman gave him cash and the man left.The man is described as 5’7” tall, thin build, aged in his early 20s, wearing a light coloured long-sleeved jumper, blue jeans, and white joggers. He was carrying a grey and black shopping bag.Wollongong police are appealing for information about the incident or for someone who might recognise the bag the man was carrying during the robbery to contact 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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