Kidnapped man stumbles into hospital with broken ribs and a busted up face after a ‘$3MILLION ransom was paid for his release’
- Kidnapped man Omar Elomar has left Bankstown Hospital with minor injuries
- Mr Elomar, 39, was taken from his Sydney home late Sunday and held to ransom
- Extraordinary CCTV footage captured the entire kidnapping clearly on video
- Unidentified sources confirmed $3million ransom was paid prior to his release
Extraordinary vision has emerged of the moment a man was kidnapped for a $3million ransom by four attackers outside his south-western Sydney home.
The video shows a white BMW SUV pull up outside a house at Condell Park and four men rush towards 39-year-old Omar Elomar then assault him.
A fifth man points a handgun at the driver of a black Lexus IS350 parked in the driveway before the kidnappers bundle Mr Elomar into the BMW X6 and speed off.
The kidnapping occurred about 7.30pm on Sunday and Mr Elomar presented himself to Bankstown Hospital, battered and bruised, on Tuesday night.
Omar Elomar (right) has miraculously reappeared with minor injuries after he was kidnapped by gang members outside his home in Sydney’s south-west on Sunday evening
It has been reported a $3million ransom was paid for his release.
Mr Elomar suffered broken ribs and a black eye and discharged himself from hospital when police sought to interview him.
He has not cooperated with attempts by detectives to speak to him about the ordeal.
Police described his injuries as superficial. ‘Inquiries by detectives attached to State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad are underway,’ they said in a statement.
Mr Elomar may have been kidnapped after he was mistakenly linked to the theft of more than 400kg of cocaine allegedly related to exiled Comanchero bikie boss Mark Buddle, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Buddle fled to Iraq last June before the AN0M raids that saw some 250 organised crime figures arrested.
There is no suggestion Elomar was involved in the theft or distribution of cocaine, or any other crime.
Unidentified sources confirmed Mr Elomar was mistakenly identified by kidnappers as one of the thieves that stole a 400kg cocaine shipment from drug lord Mark Buddle in 2020
Buddle (above) fled to Iraq last June before the AN0M raids that saw some 250 organised crime figures arrested
Underworld sources told the Telegraph the $3million ransom held against Mr Elomar was paid in full by an unnamed person prior to his release.
Police are still investigating whether a burned out car found five hours after the kidnapping in nearby Greenacres is related to the case.
The car was set alight in an open carpark at a Lawford Street unit block in the early hours of Monday morning, spreading to a second car before it was extinguished by firefighters.
Mr Elomar was abducted from his home (above) in Bankstown, west Sydney, around 7:30pm on Sunday and stuffed into a white SUV
Although Mr Elomar’s abduction was not believed to have anything to do with the underworld shootings of members of the Hamzy family, it came three days after the last fatal shooting.
Ghassan Amoun, the brother of jailed gangster and Brothers 4 Life boss Bassam Hamzy, was shot dead in a brazen broad daylight execution at lunchtime last Thursday in South Wentworthville.
Amoun was the third Hamzy relative to be gunned down, following brother Mejid Hamzy fatally shot at Condell Park in October 2020, and cousin Bilal Hamze outside a Japanese restaurant in Sydney’s CBD last year.
Mr Elomar appeared at Bankstown Hospital with broken ribs and facial bruising after his ransom was reportedly paid by an unknown person
Police are still investigating whether a car fire (pictured) five hours after the kidnapping in nearby Greenacres in related to the case