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Burgh station graffiti arrest

POLICE have arrested four people over two separate graffiti incidents at Helensburgh and Wollongong over the weekend.
About 9.45pm on Saturday, police were called to Flinders Street at Wollongong after people witnessed two youths spraying graffiti on a wall.
The witnesses apprehended the young men before officers from the Police Transport Command attended.
During a search of the pair police found and seized a number of items, including spray cans.
Inquiries are continuing into this incident.
About 3pm on Sunday, police were called to Helensburgh Railway Station after two men were spotted in the rail corridor.
Officers from the Police Transport Command attended and stopped two men, aged 19 and 24.
During a search of the pair officers found and seized a large number of items, including spray cans and box cutters. Both men were arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station where they were each charged with multiple graffiti-related offences.
They were given bail to appear at Port Kembla Local Court on July 29.

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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