Hunt for distinctive man in Leichhardt extortion case


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Police have released vision of a distinctive man with a tattoo and a rat’s tail who allegedly took part in the extortion of a 64-year-old woman.

Police are searching for men who allegedly forced a pair to drive to a property in Brisbane’s southwest then extorted a 64-year-old woman.

They say three men approached a 17-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man who were sitting in a Holden Commodore in Little Street, Goodna, on the night of September 29 then made them drive to a home on Walter Court in Leichhardt.

At the property, the men allegedly forced the woman to wire transfer money, stole several handbags and the sedan, then fled.

A 26-year-old North Booval man has been charged but police are still looking for a second suspect who was captured on CCTV.

Police have released the vision in a bid to find him.

He is described as caucasian, about 170cm tall, skinny and has a distinctive tattoo on his arm and a small rat’s tail.

Detectives also want to speak with a third man whose whereabouts is unknown.

The charged man faces one count each of burglary and commit indictable offence, extortion with intent to gain benefit with threat or detriment and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He is due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court on February 3.

No one was injured in the incident and the car has since been found.

Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of the man in the vision is urged to contact police.


The Indian Telegraph
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