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Bellambi man charged over assault

A MAN has been charged over an alleged assault during a robbery in Bellambi last year.
About 7.30am on Tuesday November 10, a man entered a food store on Rothery Street armed with a crowbar.
It’s alleged the man confronted the attendant, a 69-year-old man, before threatening him and demanding money.
When the attendant attempted to stop the man, he was allegedly pushed to the ground and repeatedly assaulted.
Another man intervened and came to the attendant’s aid before the armed man fled.
Police were alerted and officers from Wollongong Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.
The 69-year-old was taken to hospital with multiple injuries, including broken ribs.
Detectives commenced an investigation into the incident and, following inquiries, arrested a man at Bellambi about 8.30am yesterday (Tuesday January 5).
The 43-year-old was taken to Wollongong Police Station where he was charged with aggravated assault with intent to rob; inflict actual bodily harm; and resist or hinder police officer in execution of duty.
He was bail refused to appear at Port Kembla Local Court today (Wednesday January 6).

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 Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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