Violent Sydney home invasion re-visited

Detectives are appealing for information as they investigate a home invasion where a shot was fired in Sydney’s west over two months ago.

Four men forced their way into the house about 10pm on Thursday 5 May, and forced a 51-year-old man who lived there to the ground.

One man fired a shot into a television set, before they took the keys to a blue Holden Commodore.


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Two men are believed to have walked away from the address, while the other two men drove off in the Commodore, which was found burnt out at Oakhurst a short time later.

Image: NSW Police Force

Image: NSW Police Force

Three other residents – a 45-year-old woman, a 25-year-old man, and a nine-year-old girl – were also home at the time. No one was injured.

Strike Force Tombolo was established by State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad to investigate the incident, which they believe was targeted.

During a routine Firearms Prohibition Order search at a home on Idriess Street, Blackett, on Tuesday 5 July, police located a number of items, which they believe may have been linked to the incident.

Using a search warrant detectives seized cash, steroids, laptops, electronic storage devices, Rebels OMCG patches, and a stolen motorcycle.

Detectives also located a black bag nearby, which contained a shortened shotgun, a loaded pistol, and ammunition. The items were also seized for forensic examination.

As investigations continue, strike force detectives have released CCTV vision of four men, who they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

Three men are of Caucasian appearance and the fourth man is described as being Pacific Islander or Maori.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.