The widow of the late Gary Allibon, a security guard shot dead in a robbery in 2010, has joined detectives in welcoming the NSW Government’s reward of $100,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of Mr Allibon’s killer.
Mr Allibon, 59, was shot during an armed raid on Sussex Street, Sydney, on Monday 7 June 2010.
It is believed Mr Allibon and another guard had stepped out of a security van and entered the foyer of a commercial building on Sussex Street when they were stopped by a group of men about 6am.
The men, armed with handguns, confronted the guards. One shot was fired before the offenders stole an amount of cash from the guards and fled the scene in a stolen, silver-coloured, high-performance Audi S8 sedan.
Mr Allibon sustained a gunshot wound and was treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics at the scene before being taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
He later died.
Strike Force Lorimer, comprising detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad, continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Allibon’s death and are hopeful the announcement of the reward will encourage someone to come forward.
Mr Allibon’s widow, Monica, said she hoped the reward would result in the arrest and charging of the person responsible for Gary's death.
"My husband was killed by someone who can only be described as a cold-blooded murderer," Mrs Allibon said.
“The murder of someone you love changes your life forever.
"It's nearly been three years since we lost Gary and I feel as empty today as I did the day of his death. I'm hoping this reward will convince someone to come forward and provide detectives with the missing links they need to catch Gary's killer.
"If you have any information at all regarding Gary's death, please contact police." Minister Gallacher said the smallest bit of information could help solve this crime for Mrs Allibon.
“Monica Allibion has lived for nearly three years, not knowing who took the life of her husband or why,” Minister Gallacher said.
“She deserves to know.
“Gary Allibon was just doing his job, minding his own business when he was fatally shot.
“Someone out there knows who did this – now is your opportunity to speak up.”
Detective Superintendent Luke Moore, Commander of the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad, said police were keen to hear from anyone with information that might be of relevance.
“No matter how irrelevant or seemingly insignificant the information might seem, it could be the much-needed piece of the puzzle we need to find the people responsible for Mr Allibon’s death,” Detective Superintendent Moore said.
The NSW Government’s reward of up to $100,000 is available for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Mr Allibon’s death.