A mysterious member of the Hamsey family, who was allegedly kidnapped in an upmarket suburb of Sydney, is living in a gorgeous $6 million mansion with seaside views while out on bail.
Rodrigo Henriquez, 39, was allegedly beaten with a crowbar and tied up in a car by a group of men outside his home on Oyama Street in Manly around 9:30 am on Sunday.
Witnesses contacted police who pulled up a Toyota Hilux some 7 miles away on Warringa Road in Forestville some time later.
Four men were arrested and Henriquez was taken to hospital for treatment, where he was treated for his injuries.
Rodrigo Henriquez lives in a $2.35 million house (pictured) in Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
The home has been renting out for $4,100 a week since December 2020, according to property records.
The multi-million dollar Northern Beach home at the center of the kidnapping has been on rent since December 2020.
A four-bedroom home with a pool and overlooking Manly Beach spans 488 square meters and costs $4,100 a week.
The home was purchased for $2,355,000 in 2007, but is worth up to $6.79 million in the current market, according to real estate records.
Little is known about Henriquez, but he is said to have been involved in a high-profile brawl between Sydney gangs (Alamedin Network and Hamsey Network) at Ballina Airport in February 2021.
Footage of the incident allegedly shows high-ranking Hamsey members Ghassan Amon and Henriques exchanging blows with Alamuddin’s ally John Ray Beisari and another associate.
Henriquez has been charged with infidelity and is out on bail while he appears in court.
Rodrigo Henriquez was photographed during an alleged brawl in Ballina in February 2021.
Sunday’s allegations of kidnapping rocked residents of Manly, where homeowners are paying a median $4,065,000 for a home in a popular seaside suburb.
A local resident told Nine News that he saw four men in balaclavas waiting for Henriquez in his car and called the police.
Police are said to have been forced to pursue the vehicle in Forestville because it did not stop when officers tried to pull over the Toyota Hilux.
The vehicle eventually came to a stop on Starkey Street after officers deployed road spikes.
The four arrested men were taken to the Manly Police Station and charged overnight by detectives.
Taronoa Leahetoa, Henry Kupa, Erica Hema, and Sonny Siope Pleiku, aged 19 to 25, were each charged with five counts.
They include corporate kidnapping intended for serious prosecution opportunities—actual physical harm. Participate in criminal activities by joining a criminal group. Carried in a transport brought in without the owner’s consent. Blackening or disguising with intent to commit an indictable crime. and get angry.
Leaaetoa, 24, from Sefton, was also charged in a police chase. Use of offensive weapons to prevent lawful detention.
The property has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a pool and a lock up double garage.The photo is the living room
Backyard with pool and outdoor dining area overlooks Manly Beach
The group did not face Hornsby District Court on Monday as their charges were mentioned for the first time.
Their lawyer, Mahmoud Abbas, told the media that it was “too early to make a decision” about what would happen in the future, but confirmed the men would apply for release.
“It’s too early to make a decision as to what the evidence is, but once all the relevant material is public, we’ll make a decision and go from there,” he said.
Abbas said he had not yet reached out to his clients when he left the court, but “I’m sure they’ll be fine.”
“At this stage, it’s an allegation and everyone has the right to remain silent and the presumption of innocence,” he said.
The matter has been adjourned to be heard in Manly District Court in March.
Henriquez is currently out of the hospital.
The alleged kidnapping took place at an exclusive location on a suburb north of Sydney.Photo of a man being handcuffed