Detectives are hunting three men they believe are involved in the kidnapping of former Australian Test cricketer Stuart MacGill.
Police have released CCTV footage of two men entering a Bunnings just hours before MacGill was allegedly abducted and assaulted on Sydney’s north shore at gunpoint by a group of men on on the evening of 14 April.
Detective Superintendent Andrew Koutsoufis alleged the men bought items that police believe were used during the incident to “intimidate” MacGill.
“We are very keen to identify and locate those two males,” he told 2GB on Tuesday.
Police have also released a computer generated image of a third man known both as “Sonny” and “Zac” who Koutsoufis alleged was a “street level drug dealer” who drives a white Camry with a rideshare sticker on the back who frequents the Ryde area.
He is described as being of Middle Eastern appearance, aged 25-35, of solid build, with short dark coloured thinning hair and a brown and red coloured beard.
The footage was aired for the first time on Nine’s A Current Affair program on Monday night, where MacGill broke his silence on the kidnapping.
The spin bowler alleges he was was abducted, assaulted and threatened by a group of men.
Four men were arrested and charged in May over the incident. They remain in custody and will return to court in the next fortnight.
MacGill, 50, denied any involvement in the abduction.
“I know that I have done nothing wrong, Maria has done nothing wrong,” MacGill said.
MacGill said he was so scared afterwards that he waited five days to go to the police.
The first man depicted in the CCTV released by police is of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, aged between 20 and 25, about 180cm-190cm tall, with a solid build, brown eyes, dark shaved hair in a ponytail and a tattoo on his right hand.
The second man is described as being Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, aged between 20 and 25, about 175cm-185cm tall, with a solid build, brown eyes, short dark hair and stubble.