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Second man charged after an alleged Balgownie armed robbery

A SECOND man has been charged following an alleged armed robbery in Balgownie earlier this year.

A man armed with a firearm entered licensed premises on Balgownie Road and allegedly threatened two employees about 11pm on Monday August 17, 2020.

The man demanded cash before leaving the scene on a motorcycle and riding north on Church Street.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

As part of ongoing investigations, Wollongong police charged a 32-year-old man earlier this month. He remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a 30-year-old man was arrested at Wollongong Police Station about 3pm on Sunday. The man was charged with robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon.

Police will allege in court that the man was assisted by the older man during the armed robbery.

Inquiries are continuing.


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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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