Kick The Scum Out: The Apex gang’s targets revealed

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The Apex gang’s targets revealed: Crime heat map shows the suburbs across Melbourne where the African mob is swooping in to commit car theft, home invasions and burglaries

  • Police maps reveal crime hotspots in Melbourne being terrorised by gangs
  • Crimes include car theft, violent home invasions and aggravated burglary
  • Suburbs near railway lines and busy main roads are the main hotspots
  • Areas being targeted are where notorious Apex gang are known to operate
  • An Apex member revealed how they hijack cars and steal luxury items

The operational maps show the crime hotspots around suburban Melbourne where car theft, home invasions and aggravated burglary are prevalent and commonly committed by young offenders.

Neighbourhoods near railway lines and busy main roads show up on the maps as high crime areas given it allows offenders to escape quickly and easily.

Police maps show the crime hotspots around Melbourne where car theft, home invasions and aggravated burglary are prevalent and commonly committed by teenage crime gangs like Apex

Crime hotspots appear to be in line with the Frankston, Sandringham and Cranbourne/Paken­ham rail lines where groups like the notorious Apex gang are known to operate, the Herald Sun reports.

The police maps reveal areas in the city’s south-east, including Murrum­beena, Carnegie, Mordialloc, Men­tone and Sandringham, are among the ones hit hard by violent crimes in the past year.

MELBOURNE SUBURBS HIGHLIGHTED ON POLICE MAPS

High crime areas in Melbourne’s south-east include:

Murrum­beena, Carnegie, Mordialloc, Men­tone and Sandringham.

Elsternwick, Chelsea, Highett and Clarinda have also been targeted.

Crime hotspots appear to be in line with the Frankston, Sandringham and Cranbourne/Paken­ham rail lines.

In one of many violent attacks in Melbourne’s south-east this year, two men were caught on security cameras storming an alcohol store in Clayton South armed with a machete and an axe.

The men, one of whom was African in appearance, fled with bottles of alcohol and cash.

Police say areas in Melbourne’s south-east have also experienced a series of burglaries and invasions, including the theft of car keys and luxury cars.

It comes after a founding member of the Apex gang revealed to Daily Mail Australia they have ‘guidelines’ on how to hijack luxury cars and how they target people who are flashy with their possessions.

‘The people that do it right take the cars – for the thrill – but then they make money by chopping it up and selling it,’ John, 21, said.

In one of many violent attacks in Melbourne's south-east this year, two men were caught on security cameras storming an alcohol store in Clayton South armed with a machete and an axe

The men, one of whom was African in appearance, fled with the store after taking bottles of alcohol and cash

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The gang has grown its membership to between 400 to 500 members since it started in 2013 in Hamilton Park in Melbourne’s south-east and have honed their technique when picking out victims.

Members of the gang select their victims by carefully watching the behaviour of people in wealthy suburbs, keeping an eye out for anyone who is flashing large amounts of cash or throwing out expensive items like computers on the city’s junk pick up days.

Apex members are linked to a violent carjacking of a family in St Albans, in Melbourne’s north-west, earlier this month that is said to have traumatized a 12-year-old girl.

Neighbours of the family said they were known to throw out expensive items in their rubbish, which John said that behaviour wouldn’t have gone unnoticed by the gang members.

A founding member of the Apex gang revealed to Daily Mail Australia they have 'guidelines' on how to hijack luxury cars and how they target people who are flashy with their possessions 

John said the gang met up frequently as a way to escape their boring lives

Members of the gang select their victims by carefully watching the behaviour of people in wealthy suburbs, keeping an eye out for anyone who is flashing large amounts of cash or throwing out expensive items

One thought on “Kick The Scum Out: The Apex gang’s targets revealed

  1. “Members of gangs select their victims by carefully watching the behavior of people in wealthy suburbs.keeping an eye out for anyone who is flashing large amounts of cash or throwing expensive items away.”
    I have heard a lot of rubbish.
    This is just a bit more rubbish to add to the pile.
    BLACK stands out in a crowd.
    We have a wealth plastic surgeon, going about his usual Friday afternoon ‘pissup’ with his professional mates.
    The BLACK skinned deviant follows first him & then them around, or maybe the gang spends the day following each one of these wealthy professionals about, to see if they flash large amounts of cash about….undetected.
    The Rich Guys end up at the Melbourne Club, none of these guys carry cash.
    These people are tight fisted scrooges.
    What they put out in rubbish is less than junk.
    People with money buy cheap like we do.

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