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East Corrimal Robbery Appeal

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Police have asked for assistance to identify this man who robbed an Corrimal East service station earlier this month

corrimal rob 3POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding an armed robbery at a Corrimal service station at the beginning of the month.

A man wearing a bike helmet and armed with a large knife, entered the Pioneer Road service station at East Corrimal about 6.20pm on Wednesday June 8, approaching the counter where two employees, aged 25 and 28, were working.

The man threatened the pair with the knife and demanded money from the register. An amount of cash was handed over before the man left the store on a pushbike. He was last seen heading south on Pioneer Road.

The man has been described as being about 185cm tall with an athletic build and fair skin. He had his face covered with a black cloth and was wearing a dark blue ‘hoodie’ and long black pants.

Wollongong police are investigating the robbery and would like to speak with anyone who may be able to assist with information. Police have released images of a man police believe may be able to assist with their inquiries and would like to speak with anyone who may be able to assist with identification.

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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