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Reports of armed man at Towradgi leads to police chase and arrest

police handcuffsA MAN has been charged by police after allegedly being found in possession of drugs, cash and a weapon following a pursuit from Towradgi last month.

Wollongong Police responded to reports of a man with a firearm at a Towradgi address about 1pm on Monday April 27. On police arrival, a Toyota Camry was seen leaving the car park at high speed.

Shortly after, the Toyota was seen in Berkeley, and a pursuit was initiated before being terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

The Toyota was later found crashed into a power pole and police believe the man then fled on foot. Following a search of the Toyota, police allegedly found cash, ‘ice’ and a flick knife.

Police went to a home on Northcliffe Drive, Wollongong about 2.30pm yesterday (Monday) where a 36-year-old man was found hiding under a pile of clothes behind the lounge. He was arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station, where he was charged with:

  • police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly,
  • never licensed person drive vehicle on road,
  • supply prohibited drug,
  • possess prohibited drug,
  • drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous,
  • deal with property proceeds of crime,
  • custody of knife in public place,
  • resist or hinder police officer in the execution of their duty.

The man was refused bail and is due to face Wollongong Local Court today (Tuesday).

A 42-year-old man and 44-year-old woman were also arrested at the home by virtue of outstanding arrest warrants. They were both refused bail and are also due to face Wollongong Local Court today.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney 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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