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Coledale home intrusion

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A MAN will appear in court next year after the aggravated break and enter of a Coledale home today.

The man entered a home in Squires Crescent at Coledale through the rear door about 1.30am on Wednesday.

The man removed several items from the home, and after taking a knife, entered the bedroom of the residents.

The female resident awoke and the armed man demanded property from the couple.

Another adult resident in the home managed to contact police and safely hide a 9-year-old child who was also in the residence.

When police arrived the armed man fled while the officers checked on the welfare of the residents. An 18-year-old man was later found inside a motor vehicle parked outside another home in Squires Crescent. He was arrested without incident and taken to Wollongong Police station.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

The man was later charged with aggravated enter dwelling with intent, robbery armed with offensive weapon and enter vehicle without consent of owner. He appeared at Wollongong Local court today, where he was refused bail to appear at the same court on Wednesday February 27.

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney newspaper 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 is now a senior journalist with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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