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