Water views, a $6 MILLION house… and a wild brawl at Byron Bay airport: Ridiculous lifestyle of mysterious Hamzy clan operative ‘kidnapped off the street in one of Australia’s wealthiest suburbs’
- Rodrigo Henriquez, 39, reportedly kidnapped in Sydney’s Manly
- Henriquez rents a multimillion-dollar house overlooking the city
- Alleged kidnapping allegedly linked to warring crime clans
The mysterious Hamzy clan operative who was reportedly kidnapped in an exclusive Sydney suburb lives on bail in a lavish $6 million mansion overlooking the water.
Rodrigo Henriquez, 39, was reportedly attacked with a crowbar and then bundled into a car by a group of men outside his home on Oyama Avenue, in Manly, around 9:30 am on Sunday.
Witnesses contacted police who pulled over the Toyota Hilux about 7 miles away on Warringah Road, in Forestville, a short time later.
Four men were arrested and Henriquez was taken to hospital for treatment, where he was treated for injuries.
Rodrigo Henriquez lives in a $2.35 million dollar home (pictured) in Manly, in Sydney’s Northern Beaches
Property records show that the house is rented for $4100 per week as of December 2020
The multimillion-dollar house in Northern Beaches, the center of the alleged kidnapping, has been rented since December 2020.
The four-bedroom home with a pool and views of Manly Beach spans 488 square feet and costs a whopping $4,100 per week.
Property records show that the home was purchased in 2007 for $2,355,000, but is valued at $6.79 million in today’s market.
While little is known about Henriquez, in February 2021 he is believed to have been involved in a high-profile brawl between warring Sydney gangs – the Alameddine and Hamzy networks – at Ballina Airport.
Footage from the incident reportedly shows senior Hamzy member Ghassan Amoun and Henriquez exchanging blows with Alammeddine ally John Ray Bayssarri and another associate.
Henriquez was charged with assault and has been released on bail pending trial.
Rodrigo Henriquez is pictured during an alleged brawl in Ballina in February 2021
The alleged kidnapping on Sunday has upset residents of Manly, where homeowners pay an average of $4,065,000 for a home in the popular beachside suburb.
A local resident told Nine News she called police after seeing four men in balaclavas waiting for Henriquez in a car and then pounced on him as he walked by.
Police were reportedly forced to chase the car through Forestville after it failed to stop when officers tried to pull over the Toyota Hilux.
The vehicle finally came to a stop on Starkey Street after officers deployed road spikes.
The property has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a swimming pool and a double garage. In the photo is the living room
The rear garden, with a swimming pool and outdoor dining area, overlooks Manly Beach
The four men arrested were taken to Manly Police Station and charged by detectives overnight.
A 24-year-old man from Sefton, a 24-year-old man from Auburn, a 25-year-old man from Colebee and a 19-year-old man from Doonside have each been charged with five counts.
They include kidnapping in company with intent to commit a serious crime – actual bodily harm; join a criminal group contribute to criminal activity; are transported in a means of transport that has been taken without the owner’s permission; face blackened/disguised with intent to commit a criminal offence; and fight it out.
The Sefton man has also been charged with two additional offences; police chase – don’t stop – driving recklessly and using assault weapons to avoid lawful detention.
Police are investigating whether they are linked to the rival Alameddine network.
Allen has been refused bail to appear in Manly local court on Monday.
Henriquez has since been released from the hospital.
The alleged kidnapping took place in Sydney’s exclusive northern suburbs. In the photo, a man is handcuffed