Police reappeal for information into attempted extortion – Strathfield

Auburn detectives have released CCTV and a COMFIT as part of an ongoing investigation into an attempted extortion in Strathfield earlier this year.

Police will allege on Tuesday 27 April 2021, two men attended a house on Chalmers Road and demanded a large amount of money from the homeowner.

The men allegedly threatened them with violence if they did not comply with their demands.

It is further alleged the homeowner received two phone calls from a male the following day, again threatening and demanding money.

The incidents were reported to Auburn Police Area Command and detectives established Strike Force Belarada to investigate.

Following inquiries, investigators arrested a 31-year-old man at a home on Gardeners Road, Rosebery on Saturday 3 May 2021. He was charged and remains before the courts.

Detectives have now released CCTV of two vehicles of interest and a COMFIT of a man who may be able to assist with inquiries.

The first vehicle is a white Range Rover with partial NSW registration of CJS.

The second vehicle, that was seen in the Strathfield area at the time of the alleged incident, is a red Toyota Corolla.

The man is described as being of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, about 170cm tall, of a thin build with short black hair.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Belarada detectives, or who may know the identity of this man or the driver of the vehicle are urged to contact Auburn detectives on (02) 96468699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 300 000.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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