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Woonona bottlo robbed

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery of a Woonona bottle shop last night.
About 8.20pm (Monday), two attendants, a 43-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, were at the counter of a bottle store on Popes Road when two people approached the counter with their faces covered.
The thieves threatened the attendants with a large knife, demanding cash.
They handed over a sum of cash before the thieves fled on foot.
Wollongong police and specialist forensic officers attended and have commenced an investigation.
No one was injured during the robbery
One person was described to officers as Caucasian appearance, aged in the 20s, wearing black jeans and a dark hooded jumper. The other was described as wearing a blue jumper and blue jeans.
Investigators are appealing for anyone with any information to contact the authorities.

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 Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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