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East Woonona bottlo robbed

police 8POLICE have commenced an investigation after a bottle shop was robbed at East Woonona on Saturday night.

Shortly after 8.40pm yesterday a man entered a bottle shop on Park Road holding a knife. He walked up to the front counter and threatened the attendant demanding cigarettes.

 The shop assistant handed over a packet of cigarettes and the offender then demanded cash.

 After placing cash from the register into a bag, it was handed to the offender, who walked from the premises. He is believed to have walked to a red Ford Falcon and driven west along Park Road. No one was hurt during the robbery.

The man has been described to police as being of Caucasian appearance with a solid build. He is 20-30 years of age and between 175 and 185cm tall. At the time of the robbery he was wearing dark jeans and shirt with black shoes and a black hoodie. He wore a black beanie, sunglasses and black gloves whilst carrying a black handled knife. Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to contact Wollongong police.


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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