| 27.03,19. 04:02 PM |
Third man arrested over series of home invasions, car jackings in Sydney’s south wes
A large-scale police operation is underway in Sydney’s south-west following home invasions, carjackings, and a high-speed crash. (9News)
Detectives have arrested a third man believed to have had a role in two home invasions, a high-speed crash and two carjackings in Sydney’s south-west earlier this month.
Officers swooped on a home in Fairfield shortly after 6.30am, where they executed a search warrant and took a 26-year-old man into custody.
The man was taken to Fairfield Police Station where he is assisting police with their inquiries.
The man is accused of being one of four men who forced entry into a Fairfield home armed with firearms and poles at around 7am on Saturday, March 9.
Just over an hour later, that same quartet invaded a home at 8.15am, assaulting the occupants inside.
Later that morning, a white Mercedes crashed into another car on the M5 at Moorebank and caught alight.
Four men exited the white Mercedes and two fled on foot, while the other two allegedly carjacked a Nissan Navara 4WD at gunpoint.
That same Nissan was later located at a nearby service station and a second vehicle, this time a yellow Holden Commodore, was also allegedly carjacked.
On the day of the incidents police launched an extensive search for the men, and with the assistance of PolAir and the Dog Unit, two men where arrested and charged.
They currently remain before the courts.
Following today’s arrest, investigations under Strike Force Linoleum are currently seeking the fourth man involved in the incidents.
Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Linoleum investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800333000