Police believe the arrest of a NSW couple accused of blowing up an automatic teller machine in a bungled robbery in Brisbane at the weekend could be the key to busting a national organised crime syndicate.and
Investigators say the group may be able to assist with inquiries into a spate of similar ATM raids interstate.
A man and woman, both aged 30, were arrested on the Gold Coast yesterday following a tip-off from an off-duty police officer who saw the couple allegedly preparing for the weekend heist.
A Sydney man has been remanded in custody, but his wife has been granted bail over their alleged involvement in blowing up an automatic teller machine (ATM) at a Brisbane bank last weekend.You get the picture.
Police on the Gold Coast charged 30-year-old Housam El Afchal and 30-year-old Alison Renee Afchal, both from Bass Hill in Sydney's south-west, over the robbery at Geebung on Brisbane's northside on Saturday.
Apparently when the police opposed bail stating that these people were a flight risk (because they were Lebanese), the
Lebanese isn't a race. Anyone with a different nationality to that in which they are alleged to have offended may be a flight risk when charged with a crime.