• Two men have been arrested in relation with a kidnapping case in Sydney last year
  • Pierre Kassouf was kidnapped and abandoned, unconcious in a shed in Sydney 
  • The two men are also faces attempted kidnapping charges for an unrelated case

Two men have been charged with the alleged kidnapping of a 36-year-old man who was found unresponsive and bound in a shed in Sydney by real estate agents.

On November 25th, last year, two men entered a workshop on Links Road, St Mary’s, and assaulted the man with a firearm.

The victim identified as Pierre Kassouf was then found at the shed at Shanes Park by the real estate agents. They were inspecting the property at the time. Kassouf had a fractured skull when he was found.

The robbery and serious crime squad section of the state crime command with assistance from the Nepean Police area command made some inquiries on the matter.

A police spokesperson stated two men also attempted to force another man into a Toyota Hilux following a two-vehicle crash on Victoria Road at Drummoyne. The man escaped, though, and the two suspects fled on foot.

Following investigations, though, a 40-year-old man from Mt Pritchard was arrested at St Mary’s, and another 36-year-old was arrested at a house in Luddenham.

Fredericks Taufua, 36, was arrested over the alleged kidnapping which police claim had a 4 million dollar ransom. It was not paid.

The police searched the residence along with other addresses. There was a gun found among the items which were seized.

Both of the men were charged with multiple offenses. These related to the kidnapping of the man and the attempted kidnapping of another. They were also refused bail but are to appear at Penrith local court.

The police claim that Kassouf was pistol-whipped and knocked unconscious before being kidnapped by two men at his repair shop.

He was bundled up into a grey Commodore, which did not have any plates and then found the next day in the shed.

Detective acting superintendent Grant Taylor confirmed that he was bound and unconscious when it was found. He added the police believe he was tortured in some way, and further injuries were inflicted during the 24 hours before he was discovered.

The authorities are currently working to see the reason why Kassouf was targeted. Detective Taylor maintained that he was in critical condition, and if he did not receive medical attention soon, he might have died.

Taufua’s lawyer has already entered a plea maintaining the innocence of his client. The details concerning the other man in the case have not yet been revealed as yet.

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