Thief, kidnapper extradited to NSW

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A man allegedly behind a jewellery heist and brutal kidnapping has been extradited to NSW, after an interstate police raid.

Officers searched a property in Issacs in the ACT on Wednesday morning, seizing a number of items and arresting the 30-year-old.

He's since been extradited to NSW and charged with a string of offences, including kidnapping, robbery with weapon and wounding a person intending to cause grievous bodily harm.

Police allege the man was part of a duo armed with hammers that robbed a jewellery store in the Sydney suburb of Pendle Hill on December 12.

The pair allegedly smashed a cabinet and left the store with jewellery and cash, before fleeing in a car stolen the previous day.

The man's alleged crime spree didn't end there, however, with police saying he was part of a group that ambushed a 49-year-old at a car park at Wentworthville later that night.

The man was stabbed twice in the leg, then forced into the boot of a car, and driven to a Seven Hills address where he was detained and forced to transfer money from his bank account.

After several hours he was released and notified police.

Police will also allege the man arrested was involved in a riot at Parklea prison in August, for which he's been charged with destroying property and affray.

When making the arrest on Wednesday, police also nabbed another man on the run.

The 29-year-old was wanted over a police pursuit in NSW's northwest in April 2019, during which he allegedly injured a police dog.

The man - who has never been licensed to drive - was extradited to NSW as well, and charged with driving offences, resisting arrest, and animal cruelty.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Queanbeyan Local Court on Thursday.

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