The car at the centre of a police investigation into the shooting of a one-time high-ranking bikie member has been removed from a Neutral Bay crime scene.
Detectives arrived at the garage of a Raymond Rd apartment block shortly after 6am on Thursday and escorted two North Shore City tow trucks to the basement of the eight-story building.
Forensic detectives escorted a tow truck to the underground car park on Raymond Rd early on Thursday morning. Image: Mosman Collective.
Forensic detectives in protective clothing directed several men wearing high vis and NSW Fire and Rescue officers to assist with the recovery operation.
At 6:30am, a burnt-out, white dual cab Ford Ranger Raptor was pushed onto the rear of the tow truck.
No number plates were attached to the incinerated vehicle, and it appears the fire started at the front of the car.
No number plates were attached to the burnt out vehicle, believed to be involved in the Kirribilli shooting. Image: Mosman Collective.
These early morning exclusive pictures follow a drama-fueled afternoon on a quiet local street tucked away behind the Neutral Bay Club.
Around 4:20pm on Wednesday, Year 8 schoolboy Brayden Ford was walking home with three friends when he saw smoke billowing from the underground car park of a multi-storey complex comprising 23 apartments.
He said flames engulfed the unsecured, ten-space car park within seconds.
“I could see it was a Ford Ranger, and it looked like it had been dumped because it was parked on a really weird angle,” Brayden said.
“I rang Triple Zero, and we were all in shock because nothing like this ever happens in Neutral Bay.”
33-year-old Abdul Baghdadi. Image: Daily Telegraph.
Resident “Amy”, who lives in a neighbouring apartment, said she was working from home when several loud bangs and “popping sounds” drew her to the balcony around 4:25pm.
“I heard someone yelling from down on the street and rushed down to see what all the commotion was,” she told Mosman Collective.
“It was a terrifying scene; nobody knew what the hell was going on.