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Man charged over Woonona pizza robberies

DETECTIVES investigating the robberies of a pizza delivery driver and a fast food restaurant in Woonona in recent months have arrested and charged a man.
A 19-year-old man delivered a pizza to a home on Hopetoun Street about 9.40pm on Sunday May 26 when he was confronted and assaulted by three men before they fled with his money and pizza.
In the second incident, about 1.30am on Monday July 22, a man entered a fast food restaurant on Princes Highway, Woonona, with his face concealed.
The man confronted a 23-year-old employee and threatened her, telling her he was armed with a weapon.
A number of employees were then ordered to go into the back office before the man stole cash from the safe.
Following these inquiries, a 25-year-old man was arrested about 10.45am yesterday (Thursday August 22) at Wollongong.
The man was taken to Wollongong Police Station where he was later charged with aggravated robbery and robbery. He’s been bail refused and will appear at Wollongong Local Court today (Friday August 23).

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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