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Two men extradited after police swoop on Isaacs home

A MAN has been extradited from the ACT and charged by detectives investigating the armed robbery of a jewellery store, and kidnapping of another man, in Sydney’s west last year.

NSW police say that just after 6.15pm on Sunday, December 12, emergency services were called to a jewellery store in Pendle Hill after reports two men entered the store, armed with hammers.

The men allegedly smashed a cabinet and left the store with jewellery and cash, before fleeing the area in a Nissan Qashqai – stolen from a Wentworthville address the previous day.

About 8pm the same day, a 49-year-old man was allegedly ambushed by four others in a car park at Wentworthville. The man was stabbed twice in the leg, then forced into the boot of a Nissan Qashqai and driven to a Seven Hills address.

NSW police were told the man was detained, before being forced to transfer money from his bank account to unknown persons. After several hours he was released and notified police.

Following extensive inquiries, ACT police swooped on an address in Issacs at about 10.30am yesterday (January 12) and seized items relevant to the NSW investigation.

Two men – 29 and 30 – were arrested and charged with outstanding interstate arrest warrants.

Both appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court, where detectives applied for, and were granted, their extradition to NSW.The older man was charged with eight offences and NSW police will allege in court the man was involved in the armed robbery of a jewellery store in Sydney’s west last year, as well as the kidnap and assault of another man later that day. It will be further alleged the man was involved in a riot at a correctional centre at Parklea in August.

The younger man was charged with six offences and NSW police say it will be alleged the man was involved in a pursuit and injured a police dog in the state’s north-west in April, 2019.



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