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Elderly man stabbed while walking in Balgownie over the weekend

AN elderly man has been stabbed while out walking in Balgownie over the weekend.

The 72-year-old man was walking on Wright Street, Balgownie, near the Devenish Street intersection, on Saturday, March 5, between 7.30am and 8am, when he was approached from behind. He was threatened with a knife by a man demanding cash and belongings, before being stabbed twice in the abdomen. His assailant then fled on foot, empty handed.

The man went to a medical centre, before being taken to Wollongong Hospital for treatment, where he remains in a stable condition. His injuries are not life-threatening.

Wollongong police were notified and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone with information – including residents with CCTV or dashcam of the incident – to come forward and call Wollongong Police on 4226 7899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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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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