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Balgownie war medals recovered

Police carPOLICE have charged two men after medals were stolen during a break-in at Balgownie earlier in the year.

About 2am on Friday January 13, a home in Balgownie was broken into and several items were stolen, including Australian Defence Force medals.

Wollongong Police were notified on Saturday January 14 and commenced an investigation. Following inquiries, just before 9am today (Tuesday), detectives executed a search warrant at a home on Duncan Street, Balgownie.

During the search, police found property, including the medals, allegedly stolen during the break-in. A cross bow and cannabis was also found at the property.

Two men – aged 39 and 46 – were arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station.

The younger man was charged with possessing a prohibited drug, and possessing or using a prohibited weapon without permission. The older man was charged with break and enter offences.

They were both granted conditional bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday March 28.


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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