Second man accused of the death of a man allegedly ambushed and bashed while trying to sell Apple AirPods he mentioned on Facebook
- Ross Houllis, 28, would have been killed after meeting strangers from Facebook
- He agreed to meet a buyer for a pair of Apple AirPod earphones in Sydney
- Two men were charged with the incident, one was arrested on Tuesday
- The arrest operation included a heavy tactical team that stormed a Yagoona house
Ross Houllis, 28, was reportedly attacked by two men and dragged through the parking lot of the Wakeley shopping center
A second man has been accused of murder after a man was murdered when he tried to sell a few Apple Airpods he mentioned on Facebook.
Ross Houllis, 28, was reportedly attacked by two men and dragged on Valentine’s Day at 9 p.m. through the parking lot of the Wakeley Shopping Center near Fairfield in western Sydney.
The incident was described as “cold and calculating” by the top officer investigating the alleged murder.
The police arrested 26-year-old Abdul Karaali in a house in Yagoona on Tuesday at about 10 am after storming the man’s house with assault rifles in tactical equipment.
He is the second person accused of murdering Mr. Houllis after the father of two Sami Hamdach was arrested last week.
Fairfield City police commander, inspector Brett McFadden, described the alleged attack as a “horrific incident for the family.”
“The level of violence. It was cold, it was counting, it was very conscious, there were no errors or accidents related to what was taking place. It’s just unacceptable for our society to approve it in any way, “said Chief Inspector McFadden.
He said that the arrest of a second man brought some comfort to Mr. Houllis’ family, but they continued to mourn the loss of their son.
‘We had contact with the family during the day, they got some comfort. But Ross’s tragic loss that they are still dealing with, “said Chief Inspector McFadden.
The arrest of Karaali meant a heavy police presence as officers in full tactical equipment with assault rifles in the man’s house before they handcuffed him outside on the lawn.
Abdul Karaali, 26, (photo) was arrested for the alleged murder of Ross Houllis in his Yagoona house on Tuesday
Police stormed the man’s house with assault rifles in tactical equipment before arresting Abdul Karaali, 26 (photo)
The case was briefly referred to the local court in Bankstown, where Karaali did not request bail and was formally refused.
Mr. Houllis was in the parking lot of the Wakeley shopping center on February 14, where he met two strangers at Facebook Marketplace after advertising a few Apple Airpod earphones for sale.
Upon arrival, he was reportedly approached by two men who demanded cash before they allegedly attacked him and dragged him across the ground.
The arrest of Abdul Karaali, 26, (photo) included a heavy police presence as officers in full tactical equipment with assault rifles in the man’s house before he handcuffed him outside on the lawn
Abdul Karaali is the second person accused of murdering Mr. Houllis after father of two – Sami Hamdach was charged on Thursday
After the alleged attackers were driven away in a Toyota Hilux, Mr. Houllis was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where he died three days later.
Mr. Houllis mentioned the Apple wireless earphones on January 23 at the Sydney Marketplace Facebook group.
“Brand new Airpods generation 2 that has not been used yet, gave them as a gift a while back,” he wrote in the mail.
Apple AirPods sell for $ 250 in retail, but Mr. Houllis had listed them for $ 170.