Thirroul newsagency robbed

POLICE are appealing for information from the public after a man attempted to rob a Thirroul newsagency at knife point on Sunday.
About 10.15am the man entered the Lawrence Hargrave Drive newsagency and approached two women staff members.
He produced a knife and asked the woman to hand over cash from the till. One of the women challenged the man and he left the store empty handed.
As he was leaving the store an employee was entering. The man threatened him with the knife and ran from the store heading north along Roxburgh Street.
As a result of the incident no one was injured.
The man is described as being about 173cm tall, a slim to medium build, aged in his mid 30’s with a tanned complexion and unshaven. He was wearing a long sleeve grey hooded jacket, blue track pants and wearing a pair of mirrored sunglasses.
The man also had a piece of silver duct tape stuck to the left side of his neck just above the collar bone.Investigations are continuing.

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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