Robbery and Serious Crime Squad detectives have charged four men following an investigation into the alleged kidnapping of another man from Sydney’s Lower North Shore last month.
About 8pm on Wednesday 14 April 2021, a 50-year-old man was allegedly confronted by a 46-year-old man near the intersection of Parraween and Winnie Streets at Cremorne.
A short time later the pair were approached by two other men who allegedly forced the older man into a vehicle.
He was then driven to a property at Bringelly, where the two men, plus another unknown man, allegedly assaulted the 50-year-old man and threatened him with a firearm.
About an hour later, the man was driven to the Belmore area and released.
The incident was reported to officers from North Shore Police Area Command on Tuesday 20 April 2021.
Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad were notified and subsequently commenced an investigation under Strike Force Cain.
Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives, with assistance from Raptor Squad and the Public Order and Riot Squad, arrested four men from 6am today (Wednesday 5 May 2021).
A short time later, officers executed search warrants at homes at Sutherland, Caringbah, Brighton Le-Sands, Banksia and Marrickville, and a crime scene warrant at a property in Bringelly.
During the searches, police seized mobile phones and a vehicle. All items will undergo further examination.
A 27-year-old man was arrested at Caringbah, while a 29-year-old man was arrested at Sutherland.
The men were taken to Sutherland Police Station and both charged with participate criminal group contribute criminal activity and take/detain in company with intent to get advantage occasion actual bodily harm.
A 46-year-old man was arrested at Brighton Le Sands, while a 42-year-old man was arrested at Banksia.
The older man was charged with take/detain in company with intent to get advantage occasion actual bodily harm, participate criminal group contribute criminal activity and supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity).
The younger man was charged with knowingly direct activities of criminal group and take/detain in company with intent to get advantage occasion actual bodily harm.
All four men were refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court today (Wednesday 5 May 2021).
Investigations by the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad are continuing.