Police investigate if armed robberies are linked – Southern Region

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 a 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.

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