Attempted kidnapping at petrol station in Vineyard caught on camera


The moment a group of men attempted to kidnap another man at a petrol station in Sydney’s north west has been caught on camera, prompting a police appeal.

In CCTV of the July 2022 incident, which was released by police and can be seen in the video above, a white Mitsubishi Pajero pulls into a petrol station on Windsor Rd at Vineyard.

The vehicle then comes to a stop near parked cars before three men, two of whom appear to be armed with stick-like weapons, exit the vehicle.

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The group is then seen approaching another man, who can be seen running from the mystery trio before he falls over.

In the vision, one of the unknown men is briefly seen scuffling with the man as he’s on the ground.

Police were told the group was attempting to force the man into the car.

He was able to flee the group, police said, and was uninjured.

The group was seen moving in on the man at the petrol station. Credit: NSW Police
The vehicle was later found burnt out at Macquarie Fields. Credit: NSW Police

The group left the scene in the same vehicle, which was later found burnt out in Macquarie Fields.

Police investigated the attempted kidnapping under Strike Force Castlefield and on Thursday released vision of the incident hoping to identify the men involved, who may be able to help with their inquiries.

One man is described as being of Pacific Islander or Maori appearance with a solid build, bald but with a black mullet hairstyle.

He was seen wearing a black jacket with a white T-shirt, black track pants and black shoes.

Police are hoping to identify the men. Credit: NSW Police

A second man is also described as being of Pacific Islander or Maori appearance with a medium build.

He was wearing a black face covering, a black, grey and white coloured hooded jumper, grey track pants and white shoes.

A third man was seen wearing a black balaclava, black jumper, black pants, and white shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.


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