towradgi robbery under investigation

POLICE are investigating after the armed robbery of a service station at Towradgi about 9.45pm on Friday.
A man entered the service station on Pioneer Road and threatened the attendant with a firearm, demanding cash. After taking money from the cashier, the man fled to a waiting car, described as a silver coloured Subaru sedan. The vehicle was last seen heading north along Pioneer Road.
The attendant was not injured in the robbery and notified police who attended a short time later.
A crime scene was established and examined by forensic specialists.
Wollongong police are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are appealing for assistance from the public.
The man has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged 30-40, about 170-175cm with a medium build and a light brown moustache.He was wearing a black hooded jumper, sunglasses, blue jeans and dark coloured shoes at the time.

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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