New CCTV released as police reappeal for information on kidnapping and assault

Police have released new CCTV footage as they appeal for more information into an alleged kidnapping and serious assault that occurred last year.

About 11.20pm on Thursday 31 October 2019, a 28-year-old man was confronted by three men – two armed with firearms – outside a home on Cooper Street, Yagoona.

Following a brief altercation, the man was shot in the shoulder and forced into a white Holden Commodore.

Police have been told the man was bound, repeatedly assaulted and shot for a second time in the knee by the men, while being held in the vehicle.

The man was then dragged from the Commodore and left injured in McPherson Lane, Carlton, before being found in a critical condition by emergency services just after midnight (Friday 1 November 2019).

The man was taken to hospital in a critical condition but has since recovered.

Following initial inquiries by Bankstown Police Area Command, detectives from the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad took carriage of the investigation under Strike Force Keperra.

Strike Force detectives have so far charged two men, aged 27 and 28, in relation to the investigation. They remain before the courts.

During the course of the investigation, strike force detectives received information that a man was using falsified pay slips in order to be approved for a home loan.

Following further inquiries, investigators executed a search warrant at a home in Prestons about 7.30am last Thursday (28 May 2020), where they seized documents, mobile phones and computers.

A 35-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Liverpool Police Station where she was charged with three counts of make false document to obtain financial advantage.

About 8.50am yesterday (Monday 1 June 2020), police conducted a vehicle stop on Box Road, Sylvania.

The driver, a 41-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Sutherland Police Station.

He was charged with three counts of make false document to obtain financial advantage and dishonestly obtain financial advantage etc by deception.

It will be alleged in court that the 35-year-old woman created false documents to enable the man to fraudulently apply for a bank loan.

The woman was granted conditional bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Wednesday 29 July 2020.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court Thursday 30 July 2020.

As investigations into the alleged kidnapping and assault continue, police have released CCTV vision of a truck that they believe may be connected to the incident.

Police would like to speak to the driver who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Keperra detectives is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.

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