CCTV released over armed robbery and theft of more than 200 pieces of furniture

Police have released CCTV footage as they continue their investigations into an alleged robbery and kidnapping and aggravated break-ins across Sydney’s south west.

About 2pm on Friday 22 February 2019, a 33-year-old man was contacted via an online marketplace by a man wanting to sell a new laptop. The men agreed to meet at an apartment on Dudley Street, Punchbowl.

About 5.30pm, two men allegedly held the 33-year-old man against his will, threatened him with a knife, and stole cash and his car keys.

A 39-year-old man was charged for his alleged role in the incident and remains before the courts.

As part of their inquiries, investigators have released CCTV vision of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He has been described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, of a solid build, and with a black beard. He is depicted in the vision wearing a black hooded jumper, jeans and black and red sneakers.

Under Strike Force Linclunden, officers are also examining links to three aggravated break and enter incidents from a basement storage space in a unit complex on Willis Street, Wolli Creek, on Tuesday 2 July 2019, Friday 5 July 2019 and Wednesday 10 July 2019.

During these break-ins, a group of males, armed with a pole, stole 204 pieces of furniture, including fridges, mattresses, lounges and dining tables, which is used to furnish apartments for lease or sale.

As investigations continue, anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Linclunden is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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