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Woonona gun theft

POLICE have launched an investigation after a number of firearms were stolen from a Woonona property yesterday morning.
Sometime between 9am and 12.30am on Monday unknown persons entered the property on Kulgoa Road and gained access to a gun safe.
Six rifles were taken from the safe. Other property including jewellery, tools and cash were also taken from other areas of the house.
When the resident returned home he contacted police, who attended the location.
Wollongong police established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic officers.
Police also conducted an extensive search of the surrounding area, but did not locate anything of interest.
Inquiries into the matter are continuing and anyone with information that could assist investigators is urged to come forward.
Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call 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 Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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