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Towradgi armed robbery

POLICE are investigating following an armed robbery of a service station at Towradgi this morning.

At 5.45am, a 26-year-old man was working at a service station on Towradgi Road, when a man armed with an axe approached and threatened him.

The armed man fled the scene a short time later, taking a till containing cash. The employee was uninjured during the incident.

Wollongong police were called and commenced investigations. As inquiries continue, police would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist them. He is described as being of medium build, about 180cm tall, and was seen wearing a black ‘West Coast Choppers’ branded hoodie with a white logo across the front, black track pants, black gloves, and white sandshoes.

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 Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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