Police release images of aggravated robbery at Byrock


Computer generated images of two men suspected of the aggravated robbery at Byrock on 3rd January 2020. Below CCTV image of the blue Toyota Aurion believed to have been driven by the offenders at Byrock 3 January 2020. Photos NSW Police Force

Detectives have released computer generated images of two men, and CCTV of a vehicle, as investigations continue into an aggravated robbery at Byrock last year. About 1.20pm on Friday 3 January 2020, Bourke police were called to Coronga Peak station a remote property near Byrock, about 110km south of Bourke, following reports of an aggravated robbery.

The property owner, 75-year-old Warwick Bramhall, suffered serious injuries after allegedly being tied to a chair and tortured and assaulted by the three offenders.

Several items were stolen by the offenders before they fled the property, possible in a blue Toyota Aurion.

Mr Bramhall was treated by paramedics before being taken to Bourke and Dubbo hospitals for treatment. He has since recovered from the physical injuries sustained in the aggravated robbery but was severely traumatised by the ordeal.

Local detectives established Strike Force Kinilibah to investigate these matters and have been assisted by detectives from the NSW police Robbery and Serious Crime Squad.

So far, a 27-year-old man has been charged over his alleged involvement in the incident and remains before the courts.

As part of ongoing inquiries, police have released computer-generated images of two men they believe may be able to assist with inquiries. Both men are described as being of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern appearance.

Investigators have also re-released CCTV images of the blue Toyota Aurion believed to have been driven by the men.

Robbery and Serious Crime Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Andrew Koutsoufis, urged people to look closely at the vehicle, as well as the COMFIT images of the two men.

“We have reason to believe these men were not from the Bourke area and travelled to the location using the vehicle depicted in the CCTV,” Det Supt Koutsoufis said.

“As such, investigators are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time – as well as residents of Greater Sydney – to come forward if they recognise this car or its occupants.”

Anyone with information that may assist with this matter is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.