Gangs Squad detectives have charged two members of the Rebels with the extortion of another man on the Central Coast earlier this year.
In April this year, a man met with a group of men at an Erina car park where he was allegedly assaulted and threatened with further violence if he did not transfer a sum of money to a bank account. The Gangs Squad has been investigating the incident under Strike Force Gault and on Monday, December 8, attended a facility at Silverwater. Two Rebels members, aged 27 and 23, were each charged with detain with intent to obtain advantage in company and participate in a criminal group. The older man, who is a senior member, was additionally charged with recruiting to participate in a criminal group. They were both refused bail and appeared at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday, December 9. The charging of these two men follows the arrest and charge of another senior member last month. Investigations into the incident are ongoing and anyone who can assist detectives is asked to make contact.
Media release, 9 Dec 2014
NSW Police media