Two men have been charged after allegedly kidnapping a man and a woman in Sydney’s west and severing the man’s finger.
The 26-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were walking towards a car park on Court Road, Fairfield, about 11.40am on January 18 before two men wearing balaclavas allegedly grabbed them and forced them into a car.
The car drove out of the car park and was last seen travelling west along The Horsley Drive.
Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad were notified and began an investigation under Strike Force Bultje.
Two days later, the pair escaped from a location at Swan Bay, about 25 kilometres north-east of Raymond Terrace, before calling a family member who called police.
Officers from the Port-Stephens-Hunter police district attended and assessed the pair before they were taken to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle.
The man’s finger had been severed during the kidnapping.
On April 4, two search warrants were executed at homes in Smithfield and Cartwright, in Sydney’s west, from 6.45am by the public order and riot squad and South West metropolitan region enforcement squad.