Surprising alleged escape method of a man accused of the gruesome execution of a motorcyclist while in his Mercedes with his wife
- The alleged shooter fled on an e-scooter
- He had previously set fire to stolen getaway cars
- Lone Wolf bikie Yusuf Nazlioglu was shot and killed
A man charged with the execution-like murder of former Lone Wolf bikie Yusuf Nazlioglu in western Sydney reportedly used e-scooters to cover his tracks.
The 40-year-old gangster was shot multiple times in the parking lot of his Rhodes apartment building on June 27 and later died in hospital.
Strike force detectives raided a property in Blair Athol in southwest Sydney around dawn on Wednesday and arrested a 25-year-old man who was taken to Campbelltown police station and charged with murder.
Police will claim the man acted with others to plan, coordinate and carry out the murder, burning out several stolen cars to cover their tracks, before fleeing on e-scooters.
The alleged gunman’s escape plan (pictured) included burning out several stolen cars, before fleeing on e-scooters
A 25-year-old man has been charged with shooting to death motorcyclist Yusuf Nazlioglu in front of his wife in the parking lot of his apartment building in June 2022 (Photo: Nazlioglu with his wife)
Detective Danny Doherty says police will track down others they believe were involved.
“This is the first arrest, but it’s a major breakthrough and it’s an important arrest,” he told reporters.
Nazlioglu’s partner was sitting next to him in the car when he was shot several times in a brutal attack during the early evening, while other members of the public may have been present.
“It is clear that those responsible had complete disregard for the safety of not only her, but others who may have been in the vicinity,” said Det Supt Doherty.
Homicide detectives investigating the murder set up Strike Force Claypinch, which subsequently formed part of investigations by Taskforce Erebus into several fatal shootings and criminal activity by crime gangs in Sydney.
Two more homes were searched in Mt Pritchard and Kemps Creek, with detectives seizing cannabis, cash, electronic devices and other items relevant to the investigation.
Further search warrants were executed on Wednesday afternoon.
Police will allege in court that the 25-year-old was involved in the planning and coordination of the execution murder
Nazlioglu was shot about 10 times before being rushed to hospital where he died a short time later (Photo: Car driven by motorcyclist Yusef Nazioglu when he was shot)
The suspect was released on bail to appear in Campbelltown local court later on Wednesday.
In 2020, a jury found Nazlioglu not guilty of the murder of Comanchero boss Mick Hawi, who was shot in 2018 at Fitness First in Rockdale.
Nazlioglu was accused of being the balaclava-clad gunman, while Jamal Eljaidi was said to be his getaway driver, but was also acquitted.
The Crown alleged that Nazlioglu was motivated to kill Hawi after the former close friends got into an argument and the relationship deteriorated during a fishing trip to the Central Coast in the summer of 2016/17.