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More than $2 million worth of stolen 'kill cars' seized


Dozens of 'kill cars' allegedly stolen to carry out violent crimes across Sydney have been seized in the latest crackdown on the city's gang wars.

From Porsches to Ford Rangers, a total of 27 cars worth more than $2 million are now in police custody.

Detectives say the cars were destined to be used in organised crime network homicides or firearm violence after some were found containing jerry cans of fuel.

Dozens of people have been arrested across Sydney, accused of providing the cars to organised crime networks.

A 31-year-old man was arrested last week after officers searched homes in Cranebrook and Tregear in Sydney's west.

A car and house keys, an allegedly stolen Yamaha motorcycle, electronics, knives and metal poles believed to be used as weapons were found.

The man was charged with a slew of offences relating to the theft of seven cars.

He was refused bail and appeared before Penrith Local Court last week, where he was formally refused bail to reappear in the same court on January 19.

Detectives are appealing for information to identify two men they believe were involved in an unrelated but similar car theft in Kingsford.

Police were told a Porsche Cayenne and a Dodge Ram truck were stolen from a home on Tunstall Avenue in Kingsford about 5.15am on October 23,.

About 5.30pm the same day, officers found the Porsche on Goddard Street in Erskineville.

Police are appealing for information to help identify two men seen with the car.

They are described as being tall, slim and were wearing dark tracksuit pants and hooded jumpers.

Task Force Magnus Commander Detective Chief Superintendent Jason Weinstein said police had foiled a number of violent crimes by seizing stolen cars.

"That includes the seizure of what are becoming known as 'kill cars' – cars we will allege were stolen for the purpose of use in carrying out violent crimes across Sydney," he said.

"We know that cars are critical in organised criminal operations and that's why we're targeting them so fervently."