Four face ex t or t ion ch a r g es

Southern Telegraph - - CRIME -

Gang Crime Squad of­fi­cers have charged four peo­ple af­ter they al­legedly ex­torted money and equip­ment from a busi­ness owner in Rock­ing­ham.

Po­lice said in Fe­bru­ary, the 28-year-old vic­tim was in­volved in a financial dis­pute with a 32-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, with a com­mer­cial set­tle­ment be­ing even­tu­ally reached.

The man and woman then al­legedly en­listed the help of a 38-year-old male friend — a Rebels Out­law Mo­tor­cy­cle Club mem­ber — and a 39-year-old man to ex­tort money and equip­ment from the vic­tim.

A 38-year-old Man­durah man, a 39-year-old Meadow Springs man, a 32-year-old man from Halls Head and a 31-year-old woman from Halls Head were each charged with de­mand­ing prop­erty by oral threats.

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