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Man arrested by police at Towradgi over three alleged weekend robberies

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A MAN arrested at Towradgi last night will face court charged with three alleged armed robberies over the weekend.

About 11pm on Friday (June 5), a man entered a service station on Towradgi Road, Towradgi, and allegedly threatened the attendant, demanding cash. The employee placed cash, cigarettes, and mobile phones in a bag before the man fled.

In a second incident, a man attended a service station on Bellevue Road, Figtree, about 7.30am on Saturday (June 6), and filled a Holden Commodore with fuel. The man entered the store and threatened the attendant before leaving, allegedly failing to pay for the petrol.

In a third incident yesterday (Sunday June 7), a man entered a fast food store on the Princes Highway, Figtree, about 1.15pm, and allegedly threatened staff, demanding cash. He was handed cash before driving off in a Holden Commodore.

Following inquiries, Wollongong police arrested a 29-year-old man at a unit on Carr Street, Towradgi, about 8.20pm last night.

During a search of the man’s possessions, officers allegedly found a bladed weapon. He was taken to Wollongong Police Station where he was charged with three counts of robbery while armed with dangerous weapons, two counts of never licensed person drive vehicle on road, and possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

The man was refused bail to appear before Wollongong Local Court today (Monday June 8).



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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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