Finks OMCG member charged - Raptor North

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 11:14:27 AM

A Finks outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) member will appear in court today charged with firearms, assault and drug-related offences.

As part of ongoing proactive taskings, officers from Raptor North commenced inquiries into a number of incidents, including a man allegedly being threatened with a firearm and an assault, on the state’s Central Coast earlier this year.

During the investigation, police executed a search warrant at a home in Bateau Bay on Sunday 29 January 2023 and located a replica pistol that was concealed within the premises. It was seized for further examination.

Following extensive inquiries, Raptor North investigators arrested a 24-year-old man outside a home in Toukley about 7pm yesterday (Tuesday 21 February 2023).

The man’s bag was searched, and officers seized a watch, believed to be stolen, and prohibited drugs.

He was taken to Wyong Police Station and charged with nine offences including;

possess unauthorised pistol,

acquire pistol subject to firearms prohibition order,

acquire firearm without licence or permit,

two counts of possess prohibited drug,

drive motor vehicle during disqualification period,

take/detail in company with intent to get advantage occasion actual bodily harm,

aggravated steal from person and deprive of liberty, and

aggravated assault with intent to take/drive motor vehicle-armed with weapon.

Police will allege in court that the man allegedly threatened another man with a firearm and forced him to drive a vehicle. It will be further alleged he assaulted the same man on another occasion.

He was refused bail to appear before Wyong Local Court today (Wednesday 22 February 2023).

Anyone with information about the activities of organised criminal networks, including outlaw motorcycle gangs, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.