Four people have been charged over an alleged kidnapping in the Northern Beaches area.
In late October 2019, a Toyota Hilux, along with a trailer and buggy, were stolen from Tingha in northern NSW.
The 38-year-old male owner identified a 31-year-old woman who he believed had knowledge of the theft. When confronted, police allege the woman offered to get the buggy back for a sum of cash.
On Monday (4 November 2019), the man and woman travelled to a unit block in Narraweena, where the 38-year-old man was allegedly threatened and assaulted by the woman and a further three people.
The man was allegedly assaulted and held against his will until early yesterday (Wednesday 6 November 2019), when he was driven from the scene in the stolen ute.
At the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Boundary Road, Roseville, the man escaped from the vehicle and contacted emergency services.
Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command commenced an investigation.
Following extensive inquiries, the 31-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were arrested in the stolen ute on the Great Western Highway, Minchinbury, about 7pm yesterday and were taken to Mt Druitt Police Station.
About the same time, a warrant was executed at a unit on Parr Parade, Narraweena, with a 43-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man arrested at the location.
They were taken to Manly Police Station.
The 31-year-old woman and 28-year-old man were charged with detain for advantage and take and drive motor vehicle.
They have been bail refused to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court today (Thursday 7 November 2019).
The 43-year-old woman was charged with an outstanding warrant and detain for advantage. The 37-year-old man was charged with detain for advantage.
They have also been bail refused to appear at Manly Local Court today.