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Two men arrested at Thirroul after allegedly breaking and entering houses

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TWO men have been charged with allegedly breaking and entering three houses – including that of a 97-year-old woman – at Thirroul last night.

Wollongong police were patrolling Station Street when they discovered a stolen Hyundai Getz hatchback parked in the street about 1.30pm yesterday (Tuesday).

Police will allege a man was seen leaving the front yard of a house in Station Street and entering the Hyundai. Officers approached the man – searching him and the car – finding property believed to be stolen.

The 23-year-old man was arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station.

Police continued to search the street when they noticed a second man on a bicycle leaving another house. The 18-year-old man attempted to ride away from police and was arrested.

Further inquiries revealed two other houses in the area had been broken into – including that of a 97-year-old woman.

Both men were charged with break and enter and aggravated break and enter. The 23-year-old man was also charged with drive conveyance taken without consent.

They were refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court today (Wednesday).


 

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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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