Police have released CCTV footage as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged kidnapping and assault in south Sydney late last year.
Detectives have been told a man arrived outside an apartment block on Dalmeny Avenue, Rosebery, about 11pm on Wednesday 2 December 2020, for a pre-arranged meeting.
The 21-year-old man got into a parked silver sedan, which had two male occupants inside.
It’s alleged that he was forced into the vehicle by a further two males where he was assaulted by the men, who demanded his property.
The man was detained in the vehicle and driven around for six hours, while being punched in the head on numerous occasions.
During this time, it is alleged phone calls were made demanding money for the man’s release.
Officers from South Sydney Police Area Command were alerted and commenced inquiries.
About 5am the next day (Thursday 3 December 2020), the man was released from the vehicle in Parnell Street, Strathfield. He was suffering swelling and bruising to his face and legs.
Detectives established Strike Force Heir to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Following inquiries, a 20-year-old man was arrested at an apartment in Savona Drive, Wentworth Point, on Tuesday 22 December 2020 and charged. He remains before the courts.
As inquiries continued, police stopped a Nissan Maxima sedan on Shaftesbury Road, Burwood, about 6.40am yesterday (Wednesday 16 June 2021), and spoke to the driver, a 21-year-old man.
He was subsequently arrested and taken to Burwood Police Station where he was charged with take/?detain in company with intent to ransom and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The vehicle he was driving was seized for forensic analysis.
As investigations continue, detectives are seeking a further two men who they believe may be able to assist with inquiries.
Police have been told the two men are of African appearance, with athletic builds, and were seen wearing hooded jackets.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact South Sydney Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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