Monday, July 21, 2008

'Beefy baldy' quits bomb estate

A"beefy, bald-headed" man who was the target of a pipe bomb and gun attack at Sydney's Lane Cove North estate last week has moved out of the complex, according to his neighbour.

The female neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said "three police cars and a paddywagon" arrived at Walkers Drive in the Lane Cove North Estate at noon today for the second time in a week.

A white removal van arrived soon after, and the tenants of the house - outside of which the bomb exploded - moved out , she said.

One of two home-made pipe bombs blew up under an expensive Jeep Cherokee parked outside the home last Tuesday.

More than eight bullet cartridges were also also found.

Police said the man believed to be the target of the attack, and others in the home, refused to co-operate with investigators.

Residents in the complex last week said they were intimidated by a number of "beefy, bald-headed" identities dotted throughout the estate.

The gang crime squad joined the investigation into the bombing but refused to speculate on reports that the man who had been driving the Jeep was a former member of the Nomads bikie gang who had defected to rivals called Notorious.

"Tenants in Walkers Drive associated with the beefy boys are moving out ... helped by one of the bald-headed boys ," the female neighbour said.

She said she believed the apparent target of last week's attack had now moved out with his partner. They are also believed to have a child together.

She was unsure of why the police were involved today.

"Police looked like they were questioning the tenants," she said.

"I don't know if they carted anybody off.

"If they all leave then yay, that's all I can say because this place is lovely apart from them."

Police involved with the case were not immediately available for comment.


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