Police Rounds

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Man charged by police after allegedly photographing girls at Towradgi

A MAN has been charged after allegedly taking photographs of girls at Towradgi and Wollongong. Police were called to Wollongong Harbour about 3pm on Tuesday, January 26, following reports a man was photographing girls as they were swimming. Wollongong police attended and spoke with a 52-year-old man, who had been apprehended by members of the public. … Continue reading

Alleged robber ‘piggy-backs’ elderly victim to his Towradgi home

A MAN who allegedly ‘piggy-backed’ his elderly victim to a Towradgi home over the weekend and robbed him, will face Wollongong court today. A 67-year-old man was cleaning public space near the Towradgi rock pools about 2.30am on Sunday, when he was approached and chased into the sand dunes by a younger man. The younger … Continue reading

Woman charged at Helensburgh after refusing to wear a mask and provide personal details

A WOMAN has been charged by police after allegedly refusing to wear a mask at Helensburgh Railway Station. Wollongong Police Transport Command officers were patrolling a train travelling between Thirroul and Helensburgh, when they observed a woman not wearing a mask about 2.50pm on Thursday. Police allege the 47-year-old woman refused to answer questions or … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Man charged with Balgownie armed robbery

A MAN has been charged following an alleged armed robbery in Balgownie earlier this year. About 11pm on Monday August 17, a man, armed with a firearm, allegedly has demanded cash and threatened two employees at a licensed premises on Balgownie Road before escaping on a motorcycle and riding north on Church Street. No one … Continue reading

Safety video launched to protect international students from drowning

A WATER safety video is today being launched in a bid to protect international students from drowning this summer. NSW Police Force in partnership with Surf Life Saving NSW, Royal Life Saving NSW and a Sydney council are launching the video today (Monday December 7), which was funded by Study NSW. In the video, six … Continue reading

Car crashes at Sandon Point beach after police chase

A BULLI man has been charged following a police pursuit that ended in the vehicle he was driving crashing in bushland at Sandon Point in the early hours of this morning. Wollongong police attempted to stop the white Ford Focus on the Princes Highway, Woonona, for the purpose of a breath test at about 12.20am … Continue reading

Police appeal for assistance after ball bearings shot into Helensburgh unit block

POLICE are appealing for information after projectiles were shot into a unit block on Walker Street, Helensburgh, earlier this week. About 3.30pm on Monday November 23, a woman reportedly heard a loud bang in her kitchen, which resulted in a small hole in her kitchen window. About 1.30pm on Tuesday November 24, a man returned … Continue reading

Man drowns after children caught in Woonona rip

A MAN has died and two children have been rescued after they were caught in a rip at Woonona on Saturday (November 21). Emergency services were called to Woonona Beach, off Kurraba Road, about 5.40pm, responding to reports several people were in trouble at the northern end of Woonona beach. A Wollongong City Council spokesperson … Continue reading

Man dies after ute crashes into his Stanwell Park home

A MAN has died after a utility crashed into a power pole before ploughing into the front fence of his Stanwell park home on Wednesday. The 57-year-old man is believed to have been returning from walking his dog when the ute smashed into his Railway Crescent yard about 8.30am. Emergency services were called to the … Continue reading

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