A man accused of a violent kidnapping plot that allegedly saw a victim’s teeth ripped out has been ambushed by heavily-armed police outside a home in Sydney’s southwest after cops stormed the property to rescue the captive.
Dozens of heavily armed NSW Police tactical officers and police dogs swarmed a property on Canterbury Road in Belmore, in Sydney’s southwest, about 6pm on Tuesday night – hurling flash grenades.
In footage obtained by Daily Mail Australia, a silver car is seen pulling up outside a house in Chelmsford Avenue, where a group of officers ambushes it.
As the driver stepped out of the vehicle, a fleet of undercover police cars screeched to a halt around them, with officers jumping out and demanding the men get out.
Officers later searched two men from the vehicle before they were arrested and marched into waiting police vans to be driven away.
Four men were arrested at the Canterbury Road property, and a further two were nabbed by officers a few streets away.
In footage obtained by Daily Mail Australia, a silver car is seen pulling up outside a house in Chelmsford Avenue where it is ambushed by a throng of officers
The man was held against his will in the Belmore home (pictured) and allegedly tortured for five days before he was finally rescued by police just after 6pm on Tuesday night
All six have been charged, with police alleging the group abducted and then physically abused a 26-year-old man who was detained against his will for ransom.
The men arrested and charged are: Viliami Siasau, 19, Valali Tonga, 20, Sunia Siasau, 20, John Totau Fahamokioa, 20, Lolo Liavaa, 19 and Kitueau Tatafu, 21.
The alleged kidnapping victim is believed to be related to a suspect caught up in a drug deal gone wrong.
Detective Superintendent Joe Doueihi said the six men had been charged with ‘very serious violent offences’ during a press conference on Wednesday.
The group ambushed the man in a Smithfield home wearing face-coverings and armed with sledgehammers and firearms, Supt Doueihi said.
The man had been bound, tied up and had his face covered for six days and his teeth ‘forcibly removed’ by members of the group.
‘We will allege these men are part of a criminal enterprise in an effort to export a large sum of money from this man and this man’s associates,’ he said.
Supt Doueihi said police will allege the men repeatedly assaulted and tortured the man for six days, adding the level of violence was ‘extreme’.
‘Firearms were used, sledgehammers were used, the male was tortured, he had his teeth physically removed by these people, it’s a very high level of violence,’ he said.
The superintendent said police were still investigating why the man in particular had been chosen by the group as their hostage victim.
Police will allege in court the group abducted and then physically abused a 26-year-old man who they detained against his will for ransom (pictured is the taped-off scene at Belmore)
A neighbour said he had not seen anyone coming or going from the house (pictured) where the alleged kidnapping took place for almost a year
The alleged kidnapping house (pictured from the rear) is overgrown with grass and weeds, with a skip bin full of rubbish in the backyard
Neighbours said they heard what sounded like a fight in the street and ran outside to find the area swarming with police.
‘There were people lying on the ground,’ one neighbour told Daily Mail Australia outside the home on Wednesday. ‘We thought they were dead!’
The alleged kidnapping house is overgrown with grass and weeds, with a skip bin full of rubbish in the backyard.
Despite the derelict state of the property, it appears to be well protected with security cameras at the front and rear entrance.
A neighbour said he had not seen anyone coming or going from the house where the alleged kidnapping took place for almost a year.
‘There were residents living there about a year ago. They had cars always parked in the street,’ he said.
‘Then I think new people moved in because they parked their cars in the driveway and they’ve been there ever since.
‘But I haven’t seen them.’
Despite the derelict state of the property, it appears to be well protected with security cameras at the front and rear entrance (pictured)
Security cameras were positioned at the front and rear of the Canterbury road property
Detectives were seen canvassing the area in Belmore, southwest Sydney, on Wednesday
NSW Police said six men, aged between 19 and 21, had been charged after a man was allegedly kidnapped for ransom and detained for six days.
A 26-year-old man was ambushed by a group of armed men and forced out of a property in Smithfield, western Sydney, and into a vehicle.
Police said the group had been wearing dark clothing, face coverings and had been holding sledgehammers and firearms when they ambushed the man.
Detectives from the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad launched an investigation with officers forcing their way into a Belmore home at about 5:15pm on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old man was located inside the home and assessed by paramedics. He was transported to hospital in a stable condition.
Each of the six men charged over the alleged kidnapping were refused bail and will appear at Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday.
Neighbours said they heard what sounded like a fight in the street and ran outside to find the area swarming with police (pictured outside the Belmore home on Tuesday)
Heavily armed tactical officers were seen outside the Canterbury Road home on Tuesday night
NSW Police and tactical officers were armed with grenades and an armoured truck on Tuesday