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Bulli beach robbery

A MAN is recovering after a robbery at Bulli Beach overnight.
About 8.45pm a 42-year-old man was walking his dogs along the beach when he stopped and sat on a rock near a café.
While sitting down two men, described as being of Pacific Islander appearance, approached and asked for a cigarette
As he handed over a cigarette, one of the men had a white cord and placed it around his neck, demanding his wallet and phone.
As the cord was pulled tighter the man lost consciousness, waking up to discover money missing from his wallet.
The matter was reported to police and a full investigation is underway.
The victim was taken to Wollongong Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and shock.
One of the men was described as being 17-18 years old, with a stocky build and wearing a blue T-shirt with dark writing and a tan coloured beanie cap. He was wearing track suit pants that were rolled up at the bottom.
The second man was taller and wearing a dark coloured ‘hoodie’ style jumper.

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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