Police arrest five after robbery at Nowra

Four people have been charged over an alleged robbery on the state’s South Coast yesterday.

Police have been told an 18-year-old Bomaderry man visited a room at a motel on Kinghorne Street, Nowra, as part of a pre-arranged meeting with a woman, about 8.30pm (Sunday 11 July 2021).

Another man was inside the room when he arrived. Police believe the trio were known to each other.

A short time later, three males allegedly entered the room armed with a tomahawk and knives, about 9pm.

The group allegedly struck the Bomaderry man, stomped on his head and stole his gold necklace and a bag containing his mobile phone, wallet and medication.

The man escaped and ran to Nowra Police Station.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for cuts and abrasions to his face.

Officers attached to South Coast Police District attended the scene and commenced an investigation.

They arrested five people – two 17-year-old males, a man and woman both aged 18, and a 21-year-old man – before taking the group to Nowra Police Station.

The 18-year-old Bemboka woman was charged with aggravated robbery – inflict actual bodily harm.

A 21-year-old man from South Nowra was charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon.

The teens were also charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon.

All four were refused bail. The man and woman will appear in Nowra Local Court today (Monday 12 July 2021).

The 18-year-old Campbelltown man was released without charge, pending further inquiries.

Investigations are continuing.

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 information via NSW Police social media pages.

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