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Charges laid over Woonona Bowling Club robbery

TWO more arrested have been made in relation to the armed robbery of the Woonona Bowling Club in May.
Police investigating a number of armed robberies have charged two men with a variety of offences.
Earlier this year, Strike Force Southleigh was formed by the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad to investigate a series of armed robberies which had taken place in Sydney and Wollongong throughout April and May 2013.
The investigation led to police arresting and charging four men with a variety of offences on Tuesday 23 July 2013.
Last Thursday detectives arrested two men – a 29-year-old and a 27-year-old – at a property in Silverwater.
The 27-year-old was charged with two counts of robbery whilst armed with a dangerous weapon, two counts of special aggravated break and enter and one count of robbery whilst armed with an offensive weapon. He was refused bail and is scheduled to appear in Central Local Court on Thursday 12 September 2013.
The 29-year-old was charged with recruit other person to commit offence and abet person to commit special aggravated break, enter and steal. He too was refused bail and is scheduled to appear in Penrith Local Court on Thursday September 5. Investigations are continuing. 

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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