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Ridiculous lifestyle of mysterious Hamzy clan associate allegedly kidnapped from Manly street

The mysterious Hamzy clan associate who was allegedly kidnapped in an exclusive Sydney suburb has been living in a lavish $6million mansion with waterfront views while out on bail. 

Rodrigo Henriquez, 39, was allegedly assaulted with a crowbar then bundled into a car by a group of men outside his Oyama Avenue home, in Manly, about 9.30am on Sunday. 

Witnesses contacted police who pulled over the Toyota Hilux around 11km away in Warringah Road, at Forestville, a short time later. 

Four men were arrested and Henriquez was taken to hospital for treatment where he was treated for injuries. 

Rodrigo Henriquez lives in a $2.35 million dollar home (pictured) in Manly, in Sydney’s Northern Beaches 

Property records show the home has been rented out for $4100-a-week since December 2020

Property records show the home has been rented out for $4100-a-week since December 2020

The multimillion dollar Northern Beaches home at the centre of the alleged kidnapping has been rented out since December 2020. 

The four bedroom home, which features a pool and overlooks Manly Beach, spans 488 square metres and goes for a whooping $4100 per week. 

Property records show the home was purchased for $2,355,000 in 2007, but is worth up to $6.79million in the current market.  

While little is known about Henriquez, he was allegedly involved in a high-profile brawl between warring Sydney gangs – the Alameddine and Hamzy networks – at Ballina Airport in February 2021. 

Footage of the incident allegedly shows high-ranking Hamzy member Ghassan Amoun and Henriquez trading blows with Alammeddine ally John Ray Bayssarri and another associate. 

Henriquez was charged with affray and has been on bail while the matter remains before the courts. 

Rodrigo Henriquez is pictured during an alleged brawl in Ballina in February 2021

Rodrigo Henriquez is pictured during an alleged brawl in Ballina in February 2021 

The alleged kidnapping on Sunday has rattled residents of Manly, where homeowners pay a median of $4,065,000 for a house in the popular beachside suburb. 

A local resident told Nine News she called police after seeing four men in balaclavas waiting for in a car for Henriquez then pouncing on him as he walked by. 

Police were allegedly forced to pursue the car through Forestville after it failed to stop when officers tried to pull the Toyota Hilux over. 

The vehicle eventually came to a halt on Starkey Street after officers deployed road spikes.  

The four men arrested were taken to Manly Police Station and charged by detectives overnight. 

Talonoa Leaaetoa, Henry Kupa, Erica Hema and Sonny Siope Puleiku, aged between 19 and 25, have each been charged with five offences. 

They include kidnap in company with intent serious indictable occasion – actual bodily harm; participating in a criminal group contribute criminal activity; be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner; face blackened/disguised with intent to commit indictable offence; and affray.

Leaaetoa, 24 and from Sefton, was also charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly; and use of an offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention.

The property has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a pool and lockup double garage. Pictured is the living room

The property has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a pool and lockup double garage. Pictured is the living room 

The backyard, which has a pool and outdoor dining area, overlooks Manly beach

The backyard, which has a pool and outdoor dining area, overlooks Manly beach 

The group did not face did not face Hornsby Local Court on Monday as their charges were mentioned for the first time.

Their lawyer Mahmoud Abbas told media it was ‘far too early to make a determination’ as to what is going to happen in the future, but confirmed the men would be making an application for release.

‘It is far too early to make any determination as to what the evidence is, but once all the relevant material is released, we will make a determination and proceed from there,’ he said.

Mr Abbas was yet to contact his clients as he left court but said he was ‘sure they’re fine’.

‘At this stage it’s an allegation and everyone is entitled to the right of silence and presumption of innocence,’ he said.

The matter was adjourned to be heard in Manly Local Court in March.  

Henriquez has now been released from hospital.  

The alleged kidnapping happened in the exclusive northern beaches suburbs of Sydney. A man is pictured being handcuffed

The alleged kidnapping happened in the exclusive northern beaches suburbs of Sydney. A man is pictured being handcuffed

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