Ex-bikie is forced to wait in his underpants after being dramatically rescued from a burning building where he was allegedly held for a $2million ransom – before 11 men are arrested by machine-gun-toting cops
- Police swoop on 11 alleged kidnappers in a dramatic daylight raid in Sydney
- Heavily-armed officers stormed a burning warehouse in Sydney’s Revesby
- Investigators allege the gang abducted a 37-year-old man at gun point
- An eye witness told Daily Mail Australia the group are regularly in the area
- He said ‘motorbikes and exotic cars’ would often show up at the industrial site
- Detectives said the alleged kidnapping is likely ‘bikie related’ and ‘targeted’
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A muscle-bound bikie dressed only in his tight white underwear has been rescued from an alleged six-hour kidnapping ordeal by heavily-armed police.
Tactical officers swooped on a burning factory before dragging eight men outside and arresting them over the alleged $2 million abduction plot.
Police also slapped cuffs on three more men in the hours that followed after rushing to an industrial warehouse on Marigold Street in Sydney’s Revesby in the city’s south-west.
The man at the centre of the bizarre raid was former Lone Wolf bikie Dillon Mancuso, 37, who calmly rested on a police vehicle wearing white briefs when the ordeal was over.
The man at the centre of the bizarre raid was former Lone Wolf bikie Dillon Mancuso, 37, who calmly rested on a police vehicle wearing white briefs when the ordeal was over
Investigators allege a group of men – one armed with a gun – forced their way into a home in Bringelly in Sydney’s far south-west about 3am on Tuesday and confronted Mancuso, and a 61-year-old man who were inside.
The gang allegedly assaulted the older man before bundling the younger man into a waiting vehicle outside the Jersey Road home.
Police set up a perimeter around the warehouse and negotiated with the alleged kidnappers to release the Mancuso into police custody, who was allegedly being held for a $2million ransom, the Daily Telegraph reported.
He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries to his head, ribs and face.
The 61-year-old man suffered only minor injuries.
NSW Police alleged the Revesby warehouse was then set on fire before eight men were taken down by tactical officers.
Another three men were arrested after arriving in a vehicle at the warehouse during the police operation.
Heavily-armed tactical police swooped on a burning factory before dragging eight men outside and arresting them over an alleged kidnapping
Police also slapped cuffs on three more men in the hours that followed after being called to an industrial warehouse on Marigold Street in Sydney’s Revesby in the city’s south-west
Fire and Rescue NSW was called to the scene to extinguish the blaze.
The men were taken to Liverpool and Bankstown police stations, where charges are expected to be laid.
A nearby office worker at an adjacent warehouse described the dramatic raid as it played out in the middle of the day.
‘I looked out the window and three cop cars were blocking the driveway and calling for the people in the unit to come out,’ the witness said.
‘We sort of saw it coming. Those guys had been rolling around for a few months bringing in motorbikes and exotic cars and making a lot of noise.’
Fire can be seen billowing from the warehouse where a 37-year-old was allegedly being held
Investigators allege a group of men – one armed with a firearm – forced their way into a home in Bringelly in Sydney’s far south-west at about 3am on Tuesday and confronted a 37-year-old and a 61-year-old man who were inside
Detective Superintendent Andrew Koutsoufis, robbery and serious crime squad commander, said ‘at this stage it appears there are some organised crime and bikie-related links’.
‘The level of violence towards the alleged victim was quite severe and concerning. We believe it was completely targeted,’ he added.
He said inquiries were continuing and the investigation was still in its infancy.
Mancuso is facing charges including dealing with the proceeds of crime after Federal Police seized more than $1 million cash and three luxury cars valued at more than $100,000 each last year.
Pictured: Marigold Street in Revesby. Tactical Operations Unit officers and police negotiators carried out inquiries before converging on an industrial warehouse on the suburban road
Pictured: The scene outside a Revesby, south-west Sydney warehouse after a man was allegedly kidnapped from a Bringelly home on Tuesday morning