At about 10.20pm on Saturday police rushed to the Metro service station on Crown Street.

A man, who was believed to be armed, had entered the service station and demanded cash from a male staff member.

Four hours later a man entered the 7-Eleven next to Wollongong Hospital and demanded money.

Staff were uninjured in both robberies, but the robber left with an unknown sum of cash

Police would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist.

He is described as being 175cm – 180cm tall and was wearing a black ‘Michael Jordan’ hooded jumper, light-coloured jeans, gloves, dark shoes and a light-coloured t-shirt which was covering his face.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or

Extracted in full from: Two Wollongong armed robberies at petrol stations may be linked | Illawarra Mercury | Wollongong, NSW