Detectives allege the men were involved in shooting a man three times in the leg outside a Rebels clubhouse in Minchinbury, in Sydney’s west, in July.
The 33-year-old victim was then allegedly attacked after he tried to run away.
This morning, a 39-year-old man was arrested at his Bringelly home and charged with discharging a firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and participating in a criminal group.
Police said they also seized Rebels paraphernalia, cash and a vehicle from the man’s home.
Later, two men, aged 24 and 25, were arrested at Silverwater and charged with the same offences.
They were refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court tomorrow.
Another man, 37, was arrested during a car stop at Penrith and taken to Penrith police station, where he remains in custody.
The arrests follow the formation of Strike Force Rooftop within the State Crime Command to investigate the attack.
“All those arrested are members of the Rebels,” NSW Police said in a statement.
“Strike Force Rooftop investigations are continuing and further arrests are anticipated.”
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:36:46 PM
Gangs Squad detectives have now charged a member of Rebels with the shooting and assault of another member in Minchinbury earlier this year.
Police will allege that shortly after 8pm on Monday 7 July 2014, a 33-year-old member of the Rebels was shot as he walked into an industrial unit on Grex Avenue, Minchinbury – the clubhouse of the Rebels Mt Druitt chapter.
After being shot three times in the leg, the man attempted to flee the location but was chased down by three men and attacked as he lay on the roadway on Grex Avenue, Minchinbury.
Police and emergency services were called to the location and the 33-year-old was taken to hospital where he was treated for his injuries. He has since been released.
Detectives from State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad formed Strike Force Rooftop to investigate the incident and this morning (Tuesday 25 November 2014) arrested a 39-year-old man at a home at Bringelly.
During a search warrant, officers seized cash, Rebels paraphernalia and a vehicle for further examination.
The senior member of the Mt Druitt chapter of the Rebels was taken to Green Valley Police Station and charged with discharge firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and participate in a criminal group.
He was refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court today.
Strike Force Rooftop investigations are continuing and further arrests are anticipated.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Rebels clubhouse raided over Minchinbury shooting
A man with links to the Rebels bikie gang has been shot in an attack at Minchinbury in Sydney’s west.
The 33-year-old was found with several bullet wounds to his thigh, outside the Rebels clubhouse in Grex Avenue about 8:30pm (AEST) on Monday.
Police said he was shot after entering the clubhouse then bashed by a group of men.
He has been taken to Westmead Hospital where he is in a serious condition.
As a result of the shooting, heavily armed police from the Tactical Operations Unit raided the clubhouse just after 11pm but no arrests were made.
Police said anyone with information about the shooting, or anyone who witnessed the attack, should contact them.
This morning, an ABC News crew that turned up to film the crime scene was threatened by gang members.
Police reporter Lucy Carter said they were told to stop filming.
“Several men are guarding the entrance to the Rebels clubhouse, telling me and my ABC camera crew to f*** off and switch off our equipment or else,” she said.
She said two police cars, including the dog squad had now arrived.