Image released after spate of armed robberies

WANTED: Police have released an image of two men wanted in relation to a number of armed robberies in the Illawarra.

WANTED: Police have released an image of two men wanted in relation to a number of armed robberies in the Illawarra.

Police have appealed for public assistance after a number of armed robberies in the Lake Illawarra, Wollongong and Shoalhaven areas.

Strike Force Marroo was established in September 2013 to investigate several robberies during August and September 2013, which are believed to be linked.

At 3.05pm on Sunday, August 25, two men entered licensed premises on The Avenue, Figtree.

The men, one of whom was armed with a hammer, demanded money from several workers.

They fled with cash and were seen heading towards the adjoining shopping centre and left in a late model silver Honda CRV.

A car similar to the one two armed robbers were seen driving away in. Picture: NSW POLICE

A car similar to the one two armed robbers were seen driving away in. Picture: NSW POLICE

Detectives attached to Strike Force Marroo have released images of two men who police would like to interview in relation to the matter and a similar vehicle used by the men.

They believe two men may be able to assist with their inquiries regarding the incident. Police are also inquiring into a number of similar robberies in the Lake Illawarra, Wollongong and Shoalhaven local area commands.

The males, depicted in the images are described as 175 centimetres tall, of Pacific Islander or Aboriginal appearance and with a medium build.

Both were dressed similarly in grey hooded jumpers, blue baseball caps, a black scarf or balaclava with dark coloured track pants, white joggers and carrying a white shoulder bag.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.

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