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Arrest over bag snatches

POLICE have charged a man in relation to a series of car thefts, bag snatches and frauds in Wollongong.
Since May this year, Wollongong detectives have been investigating a range of offences across suburbs, which included Corrimal.
These included the theft of hand bags from elderly women and subsequent fraud offences on retail outlets.
Police were also investigating the theft of around seven cars.
Around 2.15pm yesterday (Wednesday), police arrested a 42-year-old man on Porter Street in North Wollongong.
He was searched and found with implements allegedly used for breaking into cars.
The man was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with a range of offences including seven counts of car theft; 21 counts of larceny and seven counts of fraud

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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