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Police investigate if armed robberies are linked - Southern Region

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 04:22:39 PM

A police investigation is underway into two armed robberies in the Wollongong area this afternoon.

Just after 2.30pm (Tuesday 11 May 2021), police were called to a business on the Princes Highway, 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 a post office along the Princes Highway, Woonona, 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 https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.