New footage has been released after a man was allegedly kidnapped for ransom by someone pretending to deliver pizza.
On February 9, police were called to a home in Dundas, in Sydney’s north-west, after reports of a home invasion.
Investigations revealed a man, purporting to be delivering a pizza, arrived at the home before three more men also entered and assaulted a 58-year-old man, NSW Police said.
During the assault, the man was knocked unconscious before being carried outside and put into a car, which fled from the scene.
Two days later, the 58-year-old turned up at Liverpool Hospital with several injuries, including face and leg fractures.
Detectives from the State Crime Commands Robbery and Serious Crime Squad are investigating the incident under Strike Force Kaeppel.
Investigators have been told a sum of money was paid for the man’s safe release.
As part of ongoing inquiries, strike force detectives have released CCTV vision of four men who may be able to help with their inquiries.
CCTV images of a stolen BMW X1 2018 model that was used during the incident have also been released. The vehicle was recovered at Beverly Hills on Monday February 10.
Investigators are appealing to the community for information to identify the men and anyone who may have seen the vehicle in the Dundas Valley area.
The first man is depicted as being of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, wearing a ‘Champion’ cap and jumper.
The other men are depicted as wearing track suit pants and jumpers.
Investigations under Strike Force Kaeppel are continuing.
Police are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
original source: 9news