Hunt down the ‘blonde killer’ after a hood slip revealed characteristic hair of a man fleeing the gangland execution of Mejid Hamzy
- Police Investigate Gangland Shooting of Mejid Hamzy Releases New CCTV
- Vision shows two men fleeing after Hamzy was shot dead in broad daylight
- Detectives believe murders of Hamzy and former cyclist Fares Abounader are linked
- Believe that at least one of the imprisoned men was also involved in Abounader’s death
A hoodie slip caught on CCTV could be the breakthrough police need to arrest the killers responsible for the gangland execution of Mejid Hamzy in broad daylight.
Detectives have released a new vision of two hooded men fleeing the crime scene moments after Hamzy, 44, the brother of Brothers for Life founder Bassam Hamzy was gunned down outside his home in Condell Park in Sydney’s southwest on October 19 last year.
Surveillance cameras captured the face and striking blond hair of one of the men, who were visible shortly after his hoodie fell off as he fled through the reserve before getting into two luxury cars.
Police believe at least one of the men captured was also involved in the murder of former Comanchero bikie Fares Abounader, who was shot dead two months earlier in nearby Panania.
Dashcam vision shows a white Subaru parked outside Abounader’s home on Wall Avenue prior to the Aug. 29 shooting before being caught on CCTV turning into Horsley Road.
Mejid Hamzy (pictured) was shot dead outside his home in Condell Park last October
Separate dashcam view of Henry Lawson Drive – near Webster Street and Kelso Park in East Hills, captures two men in dark-colored clothing in the hours before Hamzy was shot dead.
CCTV then captures two men running through Colechin Reserve in Yagoona just after the murder, who police believe are the same two men caught on dashcam vision hours earlier.
Detectives are investigating several lines of investigation that indicate that the two murders may be linked.
“As part of the ongoing investigation, police have conducted a comprehensive search of each crime scene and surrounding streets, where investigators obtained significant dashcam and CCTV footage,” said Chief Inspector Grant Taylor, Chief Inspector of the Criminal Groups Squad.
Detectives are now investigating apparent similarities between the two incidents.
CCTV captured two men fleeing through a reservation shortly after Mejid Hamzy was shot dead outside his home in Condell Park
“Notable are the locations of the sightings of the men on Henry Lawson Drive and the vehicle in Horsley Road. These locations are close to each other, only a few hundred meters apart.
‘The vision we have gathered indicates that the perpetrators have reason to be there, that they know the area, or that they live or visit the site.
He noted further similarities in how these murders were committed and renewed pleas for anyone with information to come forward.
“Both murders were calculated, deliberate and brutal attacks, and in the case of Mr Abounader, took place in front of his relatives, who are still searching for answers more than a year after his death,” said Det Supt Taylor. .
“As our investigation deepens, we are urging the community to take a closer look at the individuals and vehicles depicted in the CCTV vision.
Police have released a dashcam vision of a white Subaru parked outside the home of former Comanchero Fares Abounader in Panania, shortly before he was shot dead.
Police believe they were executed by men who may have ties to a syndicate involved with hitmen.
“They are cowardly acts committed by cowardly men,” Det Supt Taylor told the Daily Telegraph.
“Killing fathers on suburban streets near their homes with their families in them.”
Investigations under Strike Force Manifold and Strike Force Courier continue.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers.
The Subaru (pictured) is later captured on CCTV turning into Horsley Road