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Woonona robbery charges

police 2TWO people have been charged in relation to an alleged break and enter at Woonona earlier this month.

Between 9.30am and 6.30pm on Monday 9 January 2017, a home on Mitchell Street, Woonona, was broken in to. Several items were stolen including electronic goods and cash.

 Wollongong Police were notified and commenced an investigation. Following inquiries, about 8.30am on Wednesday, police executed a search warrant at a home on Collaery Road, Russell Vale. A number of items of property, believed to be stolen, and two cannabis plants were located and seized. A 30-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were arrested at the located and taken to Wollongong Police Station.

The man was charged with break and enter, aggravated break and enter with intent to commit serious indictable offence and larceny. He is currenty beforew the courts. The woman was charged with receive/dispose stolen property. She has been granted conditional bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday 14 February 2017.

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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