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Armed masked man lunged at service station attendant

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at Towradgi over the weekend.

A masked man went to the Towradgi Road service station about 10.50pm on Sunday and allegedly lunged at the attendant with a pair of scissors. The man then placed a bag on the counter and demanded cash before fleeing in a southerly direction along Carters Lane. No one was physically injured during the incident.

The man is described as about 180cm tall, of Caucasian appearance and was wearing a black hooded jumper with a sky-blue t-shirt over the top and black pants at the time of the alleged offence.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Wollongong police on (02) 02 4226 7899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police inquiries are continuing.

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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