A man will face court today charged over his alleged role in a kidnapping last year, where a man was allegedly threatened with a blow torch and pistol in Sydney’s west.
On Monday 20 January 2020, officers from Mt Druitt Police Area Command commenced an investigation after reports a man was kidnapped in December 2019.
Police have been told about 5pm on Thursday 19 December 2019, three men allegedly kidnapped a 19-year-old man from a home at Emerton, before taking him to a home on Forester Road, St Marys.
It will be alleged in court that the men bound the man’s hands, threatened him with a firearm and a blow torch, demanding money, before returning him to the Emerton home five hours later.
Following inquiries, Mt Druitt detectives, with assistance from the Tactical Operations Unit and Forensic Evidence and Technical Services Command, executed a crime scene warrant at a property on Forrester Road, St Marys, on Wednesday 29 January 2020.
During the search, police located and seized a number of items, including a blow torch.
About 11.35pm yesterday (Thursday 26 March 2020), police stopped a car on Elizabeth Drive, Cecil Hills, and arrested a 38-year-old man.
He was taken to Mt Druitt Police Station, where he was charged with take/detain a person in company with intent to obtain advantage and attempt stalk/intimidate intend fear of harm.
The man was refused bail and is due to appear in Mt Druitt Local Court today (Friday 27 March 2020).
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.