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Youth charged after Corrimal couple threatened

POLICE have charged a teenager after he allegedly threatened two people with a firearm at Corrimal.
About 4am on Saturday January 18, a young man went to a home on Eager Street, armed with a shotgun. He allegedly knocked and threatened a man and woman, aged 54 and 53, when they opened the door.
The young man tried to gain entry; however, the occupants managed to close the door.
On Tuesday police arrested a 16-year-old boy at a house on Whitby Mews, Bellambi. He was taken to Wollongong Police Station, where he was charged with a number of offences including special aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence and armed with intent to commit indictable offence. The boy appeared at children’s court on Tuesday where bail was refused. He is due to re-appear in court on Monday February 24.

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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