A man was charged yesterday as part of ongoing investigations into the murder of Robert Tran in Cabramatta more than two years ago.
About 10.45pm on Saturday July 2, 2016 police and emergency services were called to Jasmine Crescent following reports a man had been shot.
On arrival, local police located the body of Robert Tran, 24, on the road.
Mr Tran’s vehicle, a white VW Golf GTI, was driven from the scene shortly after his murder and inquiries revealed it was abandoned in the car park of a licensed premises on Merrylands Road, Greystanes, about midnight.
The car was found after it was set alight about 4.30am five days later on Thursday July 7, 2016.
Crime scenes were established at both locations and examined by specialist forensic officers.
Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad established Strike Force Mackane to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Tran’s murder.
Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives arrested a man, 24, at Surry Hills Police Station yesterday on Monday September 10.
The Croydon Park man was charged with accessory after the fact to murder and damage property by fire.
Police will allege in court the man deliberately set Mr Tran’s vehicle on fire after the murder.
He was refused bail and appeared at Central Local Court today on Tuesday September 11, where he was formally refused bail to re-appear at the same court on Monday September 17, 2018.
Investigations into Mr Tran’s murder continue.
- Police are urging anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Mackane investigators to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.