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Couple foil armed Corrimal intruder

police 8WOLLONGONG police are appealing for public assistance after a man threatened two people with a firearm at Corrimal about 4am today (Saturday January 18).

A man went to a home on Eager Street, armed with a shotgun before knocking on the front door and threatening two people inside. He tried to gain entry; however, the occupants, a 54-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman, managed to close the door.

The man has been described as being of Pacific Islander/ Maori appearance, 18 to 20 years old, 173cm tall, medium build, tanned complexion with dark hair. He was wearing a black tracksuit top.


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 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 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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