Rebels OMCG members charged over alleged Busselton extortion

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
The two Australind men allegedly forced a man to withdraw cash by threatening him, police allege.
Camera IconThe two Australind men allegedly forced a man to withdraw cash by threatening him, police allege. Credit: Graphic / South Western Times

Two Australind men who police say have ties with the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang have been charged with extortion after allegedly forcing a man to withdraw money.

Major Fraud Squad detectives say the men went to the home of a 54-year-old man about 12.30pm on June 14 and allegedly threatened him with physical harm and property damage if he did not give them cash.

Police allege the men then drove the man to an ATM and forced him to withdraw a sum of cash.

The men – aged 40 and 31 – have been charged with demanding property by oral threats, detaining another with intent to gain a benefit and aggravated robbery.

Both are due to face court.

Police say that during the arrest of the 40-year-old man at a Bindoon property, officers allegedly discovered “a small amount of drugs”.

Police say a 36-year-old Parkerville man is due to be summonsed over that matter.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails