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Digger robbed in Corrimal

Police carTWO men will face court next month charged with larceny after allegedly stealing cash from a veteran in Corrimal.

Police have been told a 79-year-old man went to a bank to withdraw cash, before going to a supermarket on the Princess Highway, Corrimal, about 11am on Thursday April 27. He left a bag, which contained the cash and a number of other items, in a trolley after he finished shopping.

Police will allege a 58-year-old man picked up the bag and handed it to man in car which was parked nearby. About 11.30am the elderly man went back to the shopping centre to try and find his bag and when he was unsuccessful, he reported the incident to police.

Following inquiries, Wollongong police arrested and charged a 59-year-old man and 58-year-old man with larceny. Both men were granted conditional bail and are due to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday May 23.


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 pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia 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 writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed 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 Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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