Wollongong retailers hit with 'epidemic' of thieves as stealing reaches 10-year high

Nadine Morton
Updated June 14 2024 - 8:09am, first published June 13 2024 - 5:00am
Business Illawarra's Regional Advisory Council president Ryan Atchison and (main) Wollongong Central shopping centre. Pictures by Adam McLean, Robert Peet
Business Illawarra's Regional Advisory Council president Ryan Atchison and (main) Wollongong Central shopping centre. Pictures by Adam McLean, Robert Peet

The number of break-ins at Illawarra homes might have halved during the past decade, but cases of theft at retail stores is soaring.

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Nadine Morton

Nadine Morton

Senior journalist

Nadine Morton covers emergency services and breaking news for the Illawarra Mercury. She takes pride in regional journalism which she believes is crucial to informing our towns and cities. Have a story? Email her at nadine.morton@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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