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Elderly man injured during Bulli home robbery

POLICE are appealing for public assistance as they continue to investigate an aggravated break and enter at Bulli last week.

A man – wearing a balaclava – forced entry to a home on Owen Street, and began ransacking the property about 10am on Thursday (August 11 2022),

A 79-year-old man was awoken and confronted the man, who threw a drawer at the elderly resident, striking him in the head and causing an injury to his ear. The resident was then pushed to the ground, as the male stole cash and fled from the home.

Police were notified and established a crime scene.

As investigations into the incident continue, police are appealing for anyone who may information to contact Wollongong Police on 4226 7899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. 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 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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