A second man has been charged as the search for two others continues following two alleged home invasions, a high-speed crash and carjackings in Fairfield and Liverpool at the weekend.
It’s alleged four men wearing balaclavas forced entry to a Fairfield home at 7am on Saturday (March 9), and a Bonnyrigg home about 8.15am the same day, armed with poles and firearms, before assaulting the occupants.
Shortly after, a white Mercedes crashed into another car on the M5 at Moorebank and caught alight.
Four men got out of the car, with two seen fleeing on foot whilst the other pair allegedly carjacked a Nissan Navara 4WD at gunpoint.
This vehicle was abandoned at a Moorebank service station, when a second vehicle – a yellow Holden Commodore – was carjacked.
Following an extensive search by police, with the assistance of Polair and the Dog Unit, two men were arrested at Prestons.
A 28-year-old man has already been charged and remains before the courts.
A 39-year-old man remains at Liverpool Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Today (Monday, March 11), he was charged with three counts of special aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-weapon, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, and knowingly participate in criminal group assist crime.
The Earlwood man has been refused bail and is expected to appear at Fairfield Local Court via bedside hearing tomorrow (March 12).
As inquiries continue to locate those involved, police are asking anyone who sights the yellow 2010 model Holden Commodore (with NSW registration plates DAN-359) to contact Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Police are urging the public not to approach the vehicle, as its occupants are considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.