Police charge man over carjacking and conspiracy to murder- Criminal Groups Squad

Criminal Groups Squad detectives have charged a man over an alleged carjacking and conspiracy to murder another man on Sydney’s North Shore earlier this year.

On Saturday 14 August 2021, officers from North Sydney Traffic and Highway Patrol attempted to stop the driver of a Mercedes on Walker Street at North Sydney.

Following a short pursuit, the Mercedes was later located abandoned at Miller Street, Cammeray.

Police were told that the occupants – described as two men in dark-coloured clothing – approached a nearby Toyota Camry and allegedly threatened the 76-year-old male driver with a firearm, before fleeing the area in the Toyota.

They were last seen travelling north on Miller Street.

The stolen Mercedes was seized for forensic examination and was later found to contain cloned number plates.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad subsequently established Strike Force Gillwinga to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following further inquiries, strike force detectives, with assistance from the Tactical Operations Unit (TOU) arrested a 31-year-old man at a home at Granville just after 6am today (Friday 17 September 2021).

He was taken to Granville Police Station, where he was charged with six offences including;

  • Conspire and agree to murder any person,
  • armed with intent commit indictable offence,
  • drive conveyance taken without consent of owner,
  • police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly,
  • in company rob while armed with dangerous weapon, and,
  • drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.

Police will allege in court the man was involved in the carjacking of the Toyota in August this year.

It will be further alleged that the man was involved in conspiring to murder another man.

He was refused bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Friday 17 September 2021).

Investigations under Strike Force Gillwinga are continuing.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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