Police investigating the suspected double murders of Comancheros bikie Shane Ross and Cameron Martin have turned their sights to the Lone Wolf Motorcycle gang.
Earlier today NSW and Queensland police carried out several searches of properties focusing on the Palmvale area.
“I can say that we have a number of persons of interest now for that murder and they are members of that [Lone Wolf] gang,” Gold Coast Superintendent Brendan Smith said.
“This was a targeted murder with no risk to the general public.
“We are still interested in locating that white BMW X5 motor vehicle as released yesterday. We have further information that suggests it was also seen in the Palmvale area in Northern NSW.
One man was shot dead and one seriously injured in a shooting involving Hells Angels Motorcycle Club
“We would ask people in that area to turn their mind back.
“We’ve got police in the area today who are doorknocking the neighbourhood.”
The body of Ross, 36, was found in Martin Sheils Park at Tallebudgera last October, about a kilometre from where Martin, 47, died in a single-vehicle crash just days earlier.
Police later confirmed both men died of gunshot wounds.
On Thursday police released new dashcam vision of the white BMW X5 they believe is connected to the crime.
“Key evidence suggests that members of that gang were in that vehicle on that night,” Supt Smith said.
From human trafficking to drug deals and countless gang wars, the Mongols Motorcycle Club has solidified its position as a force to be reckoned with.
Police also said they had found evidence which linked members of the gang to a separate kidnapping and torture investigation which occurred in Ipswich last year.
On October 25, 2019, five people entered a business premises by force in Raceview at Ipswich. The five offenders, who disguised their identity, kidnapped a 55-year-old man and 40-year-old woman – taking them by force.
It is alleged they then viciously assaulted the man, causing significant injuries before dumping the two victims in bushland at Ripley.
An arrest warrant was issued for a 40-year-old Lawton man accused of pulling the trigger in a Deadmans motorcycle club initiation ritual that killed a man
Police also seized a number of items including phones, clothing, two firearms and a large quantity of cash and illicit drugs.
Arrests were made in relation to the seized items but no one has been charged yet in relation to Ross and Martin’s deaths.
“I think it won’t be too far down the track until we make those arrests. Things have improved significantly,” Supt Smith said.
Supt Smith would not speculate on possible motives for the crime.