Attempted kidnapping outside Sydney petrol station caught on camera as police work to identify three men involved
By Sourced Externally
January 2, 2024
A search is underway for three unknown men after newly released CCTV footage showed an attempted kidnapping outside a petrol station in Sydney’s north-west.
A search is underway after newly released CCTV footage revealed details on an attempted kidnapping outside a petrol station in Sydney’s north-west last year.
The incident, which occurred at a petrol station on Windsor Road in Vineyard, showed a group of unknown men attempting to force another man into a car at about 6.20pm on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
Newly released CCTV footage showed a white Mitsubishi Pajero approaching and parking at the service station.
Three men were seen getting out of the car and running towards another unidentified man, with two of the men appearing to hold stick-like weapons.
The video showed the three men chasing after the man and attempting to subdue him as he was seen falling over.
The victim was able to flee the scene and was uninjured, according to NSW Police.
The unknown men left in the same white vehicle, which was later found burned in Macquarie Fields.
One the men is described to have a Pacific Islander or Maori appearance with a solid build and appears to be bald with a black mullet hairstyle. He was seen wearing a black jacket with a white shirt, black trackpants and black shoes.
The second man is described to have a Pacific Islander or Maori appearance with a medium build. He was wearing a face covering, grey trackpants, a black, grey and white coloured hooded jumper, and white shoes.
The third man was wearing a black balaclava, a black jumper, black pants and white shoes.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.