Hunt for the ‘blond assassin’ after a slip of the hood exposed distinctive hair of a man fleeing gangland execution of Mejid Hamzy
- Police investigating gangland shooting of Mejid Hamzy release new CCTV
- Vision shows two men fleeing scene after Hamzy shot dead in broad daylight
- Detectives believe murders of Hamzy and former bikie Fares Abounader linked
- Believe at least one of the men captured was also involved in Abounader’s death
A slip of a hoodie captured 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 new vision of two hooded men fleeing from the scene moments after Hamzy, 44, the brother of Brothers for Life founder Bassam Hamzy, was shot outside his Condell Park home in Sydney’s south-west on October 19 last year.
The CCTV captured the face and distinct blond hair of one the men briefly exposed after his hoodie fell off while fleeing the scene 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, shot dead in nearby Panania two months earlier.
Dashcam vision shows a white Subaru parked outside Abounader’s Wall Avenue home prior to the August 29 shooting before being captured on CCTV turning onto Horsley Road.
Mejid Hamzy (pictured) was shot dead outside his Condell Park home last October
Separate dashcam vision from Henry Lawson Drive – near Webster Street and Kelso Park at East Hills, captures two men in dark-coloured clothing in the hours before Hamzy was shot dead.
CCTV then captures two men running through Colechin Reserve at Yagoona just after the murder which police believe are same two men captured on dashcam vision hours earlier.
Detectives are examining several lines of inquiry that indicate the two killings could be linked.
‘As part of ongoing inquiries, police conducted an extensive canvass of each crime scene and the surrounding streets, where investigators obtained significant dashcam and CCTV vision,’ Criminal Groups Squad Commander Detective Superintendent Grant Taylor said.
‘Investigators are now exploring apparent similarities between the two incidents.
CCTV captured two men fleeing through a reserve shortly after Mejid Hamzy was shot dead outside his Condell Park home
‘Of note are locations of the sightings of the men on Henry Lawson Drive and the vehicle in Horsley Road. These locations are close in proximity to one another, being only several hundred metres apart.
‘The vision we have gathered indicates the offenders have reason to be there, that they know the area, or that they live or frequent the location.
He noted further similarities in the way these murders were committed and renewed pleas for anyone with information to come forward.
‘Both these murders were calculated, deliberate and brazen attacks, and in the case of Mr Abounader, occurred in front of his family members, who are still seeking answers more than a year since his death,’ Det Supt Taylor said.
‘As our investigations deepen, we urge the community to take a close look at the individuals and vehicles depicted in the CCTV vision.
Police have released dashcam vision of a white Subaru parked outside former Comanchero Fares Abounader’s Panania home shortly before he was shot dead
Police believe that they were carried out by men possibly linked to a syndicate involved with contract killers.
‘They are cowardly acts committed by cowardly men,’ Det Supt Taylor told the Daily Telegraph.
‘Killing fathers in suburban streets at their homes with their families inside.’
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 onto Horsley Road