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Police investigation underway after armed robberies at Woonona and Fairy Meadow

A POLICE investigation is underway into armed robberies at Woonona and Fairy Meadow this afternoon.

Just after 2.30pm today (Tuesday May 11), police were called to the Bendigo Bank at Fairy Meadow, after reports of an armed robbery.

Police have been told an unknown man, who was armed with a firearm, threatened two tellers and demanded cash. It’s unknown what was stolen.

A short time after, police were called to Woonona Post Office following reports of an armed robbery, where cash was stolen.

The man has been described as Caucasian in appearance, with a heavy build and light blond scruffy hair. He was wearing a red beanie and a black face mask, a blue check flannelette shirt, grey trackpants, white socks and white Nike slides.

Police are being told the man had a black waterproof hooded jacket over his face at the second location.

Investigations are ongoing, including if the incidents are linked.

Anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage from the surrounding area is urged to call Wollongong Police or Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Crime Stoppers. Information is treated in strict confidence.


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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 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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