Six Properties Raided In Connection To Bikie Boss Execution
Police are also looking for several vehicles believed to have been used during the getaway.
Cars and cash have been seized during a series of raids across southern Sydney, as part of the police investigation into the execution of former bikie boss Mahmoud “Mick” Hawi.
At 7am today, heavily armed police descended on four homes at Beverley Hills, Brighton-Le-Sands, Bardwell Park, and Hurstville, as well as a construction business in Carlton and an industrial complex in Padstow.
They were looking for up to seven vehicles believed to be involved in an elaborate getaway by the masked assassins who shot the former Comanchero president outside his Rockdale gym in February.
Security cameras captured the chilling daylight killing, and also showed two men dressed in black, and wearing balaclavas, running from the scene.
A grey Mercedes station wagon was found burnt out a short time later.
Police believe other people were involved in an operation to help the killers escape, by placing several getaway cars at pre-arranged locations.
In a statement, NSW Police said “the search warrants are still underway, but investigators have located vehicles of interest to their investigation, which will be seized for forensic examination.”
It’s understood at least four vehicles have been seized, including a tow truck, and that cash has been found at at least one of the homes.
A man at the Padstow industrial complex, told Ten Eyewitness News he knew nothing about the Hawi killing.
“Let the police investigate, and do what they’ve got to do”, he said.
“We’ve done nothing wrong. If we did, they would have taken us away. We’re caught up in this, it’s got nothing to do with us.”
Police will hold a media conference at 1.00pm.