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Man robbed at Bulli

A MAN has been charged over the alleged robbery of a teen at Bulli last week.
Police will allege that around 8.30pm on Thursday February 4, a 15-year-old teen was robbed at knifepoint by a man he met on a train, near Spinners Way at Bulli.
The man allegedly stole the teen’s wallet, mobile phone and hat before punching him in the mouth and head.
The man left the scene, but the teen encountered him again a short time later along a bush path.
The man allegedly told the teen to run before chasing him along the path.
The teen was able to run home and alert his parents who contacted Wollongong police.
Following further inquiries, about 9am ON Tuesday, officers executed a search warrant at a home in Towradgi and seized several items allegedly connected with the incident.
An 18-year-old man was arrested shortly afterwards when he returned to the home. He was taken to Wollongong Police Station where he was charged with aggravated robbery.

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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is 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 managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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