A member of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) has been charged after a man was allegedly detained, assaulted and forced to transfer money in Erina earlier this year.
During the afternoon of Monday, April 28, a man was allegedly confronted by a group in the car park of a fast-food restaurant at Erina. Detectives will allege the man, aged in his 20s, was detained by the group before he was forced to transfer a large sum of money to a bank account. It’s alleged he was then assaulted before the group fl ed. Police were alerted and detectives from the State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad have been investigating the incident. Following inquiries, a 27-year-old man attended Green Valley Police Station on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 17. Gangs Squad detectives attended the police station and the man was subsequently charged with detain with intent to obtain advantage in company; and assault person as part of a criminal group. The man, a member of the Rebels OMCG, was given strict conditional bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court on January 8. Inquiries are continuing.