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Search underway for Towradgi pub robbers

POLICE are appealing for information after the Towradgi pub was robbed today (Friday May 9).
About 2.45am two men have entered the building on Pioneer Road and threatened staff and patrons with a firearm.
The pair were given cash from the register left the building and were last crossing the hotel car park and heading towards Pioneer Road.
No shots were fired and there have been no reports of injury.
Police are continuing to speak with witnesses to obtain a description of the men.

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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