Detectives investigating the armed robbery and carjacking of a man in Sydney’s south earlier this year have charged a man and released a COMFIT image of another as inquiries continue.
Just before 3am on Monday 22 June 2020, emergency services were called to a unit complex on Bay Street at Brighton Le Sands, following reports a 45-year-old man had been assaulted.
Police were told that three unknown men, all armed with weapons, physically assaulted the man, before stealing his vehicle – a late model red Mustang Coupe.
Officers from St George Police Area Command, together with detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad, commenced an investigation into the incident under Strike Force Tremere.
Earlier this month, police released an image of a late model red Mustang Coupe and appealed for information and dashcam footage from the community.
Following further inquiries, a 27-year-old man was arrested at a home at Mt Druitt about 7.30am on Friday 23 October 2020.
He was taken to Mt Druitt Police Station and charged with robbery while armed with dangerous weapon, kidnap in company with intent to commit serious indictable offence occasion actual bodily harm, and aggravated take/drive motor vehicle with person in/on it (armed with weapon).
The man appeared at Mt Druitt Local Court the same day, where he was formally refused bail to reappear at the same court on Wednesday 16 December 2020.
As investigations continue, police have renewed their appeal for information and released a COMFIT image of a man who may be able to assist with ongoing inquiries.
The man depicted in the COMFIT image is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, aged in his early 20s, with an obese build and a ponytail.
Police are also seeking information about a man described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, aged in his early 20’s, with a medium build and wearing dark-coloured clothing.
Inquiries into the incident are continuing.
Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Tremere investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.