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Four men in custody after allegedly abducting crime network associate



Four men are in custody after they allegedly abducted an associate of the Hamzy crime network outside of his home at Manly on Sydney's Northern Beaches this morning.

A woman told 9News she saw four men in balaclavas sitting in a car on Oyama Street before the group got out of their car and pounced on Rodrigo Henriquez moments after he walked out of his house.

She said the men repeatedly beat the 39-year-old with a crow bar and a steering wheel lock before they bundled him into Toyota Hilux and drove off about 10am.

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The woman called police who later tracked down the car on Warringah Road at Forestville but the driver allegedly refused to stop.

During a pursuit, police deployed road spikes and stopped the vehicle on Starkey Street.

9News understands police rescued Henriquez from the ute before arresting four men allegedly involved in his abduction.

The victim was taken to hospital and treated for multiple lacerations.

The group who were arrested are being held at Manly Police Station where they are expected to be charged, and criminal group detectives are investigating whether they have links to the rival Alameddine crime network.

Henriquez is before the courts charged with affray following a wild brawl between Alameddine and Hamzy associates at Ballina Airport in February 2021.

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