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Bellambi teen arrested

POLICE have charged a teenage boy at Bellambi following robberies and an aggravated break and enter in Sydney’s south.
About 10.20pm on Sunday a 16-year-old boy and friends allegedly approached another teen and threatened him demanding he hand over his possessions. He handed over cash and his phone. The teens allegedly ran from the area.
Police were called and an investigation was commenced.
About 8.45pm on Monday a 25-year-old woman was working at the counter of a convenience store on Kingsway, Caringbah, when a 16-year-old teen entered the shop. He allegedly jumped up on the counter, threatened the attendant and demanded cash and cigarettes.
The attendant complied and the young man fled with cigarettes and cash.
Police were called and they spotted him  running into a home in Caringbah.
The resident, a 76-year-old man, found the teen and attempted to stop him leaving, but he ran from the home.
Police attended but could not locate the boy and an investigation commenced.
Yesterday about 4.30pm Wollongong police went to a home on Staithes Mews, Bellambi.
The teen allegedly ran from police, hitting a woman officer in the face with his elbow, before he was arrested a short time later. The officer was taken to Wollongong Hospital for treatment to soft tissue injuries.
The teen was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with two counts of robbery, aggravated break and enter, two counts of assault police, and resist arrest. He appeared at Campbelltown Children’s Court later in the day and was bail refused to appear at a children’s court on Friday January 20.

About Mick Roberts

A 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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