Accused knifemen charged over Illawarra bottle shop robberies

Two men are expected to face court today over the alleged armed robberies of bottle shops in Unanderra and Warrawong. 

Police from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command have been investigating two incidents in the past week.

The first occurred just before 8.30pm on Friday, when a man allegedly threatened a staff member with a knife and stole cash from Liquorland, on Cowper Street, Warrawong.

Shortly before 3.30pm Sunday two men allegedly stole cash and alcohol after threatening an attendant with a knife at the BWS store off Tannery Street, Unanderra.

Following inquiries, Lake Illawarra Police arrested two men at Berkeley this morning.

Police seized several items for forensic examination, including a bottle of tequila.

A 39-year-old man has been charged with two counts of robbery armed with an offensive weapon, while a 24-year-old man has been charged with one count of robbery armed with an offensive weapon.

Both men have been refused bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court today. 

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