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Guns stolen from Fernhill business

police 2POLICE are investigating after two firearms were allegedly stolen following a break and enter in Fernhill earlier this week.

Shortly after 6.30am on Monday  June 6, an employee returned to his work place on Pringle Road finding the roller door had been forced open.

The man told police a firearm safe, containing two guns and ammunition had been taken, along with a laptop. The laptop was later found in a paddock at the back of the business.

Wollongong police arrived and established a crime scene and commenced an investigation. A sledgehammer and crowbar were found at the scene and both will undergo forensic examination.

Investigations are continuing, with police urging anyone with information to contact Wollongong Police Station on 02 4226 7899.

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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