Raptor Squad charge Bandidos OMCG associate over Leichhardt affray

Raptor Squad investigators have charged a Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) associate following an alleged affray at a licenced premise in Sydney’s Inner West at the weekend.

About 1am on Saturday (5 June 2021), officers from Leichhardt Police Area Command were called to a licenced premise at Norton Street, Leichhardt, following reports of an assault.

Police were told that a man had an argument with a woman while inside the premises, before becoming involved in a physical altercation with another man.

During the altercation, a number of people attempted to intervene before two men allegedly armed themselves with a knife and broom handle.

The men then confronted another man, causing him to fall to the floor before stomping on him several times.

The group dispersed and the men left the area.

Initial inquiries were conducted by local police, before the State Crime Command’s Raptor Squad took carriage of the investigation.

Following extensive inquiries, Raptor Squad investigators, with assistance from the Public Order and Riot Squad (PORS), executed a search warrant at a home at Leppington about 6am today (Wednesday 9 June 2021).

During the search, officers seized anabolic steroids and prescription medications.

A 27-year-old man was arrested and taken to Narellan Police Station, where he was charged with affray, two counts of possess prohibited drug and possess prescribed restricted substance.

The man, who is a Bandidos OMCG associate, was refused bail to appear at Moss Vale Local Court today.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009, before becoming a standalone squad in 2021. Raptor Squad conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.

Anyone with information, including relevant photos and videos, that may assist the Raptor Squad can report it directly to investigators via their online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information provided to investigators will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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