Police Warn Against 'Lethal' Tradie Syndicate
Police believe the hazardous electrical work could be linked to the death of a 24-year-old tradie last year.
An unlicensed tradie "syndicate" is conducting potentially lethal electrical work across Sydney.
Police believe the group, that is offering customers cheap wiring and unmetered access to the electrical grid, may be linked to the death of a young tradesman and a house fire in the city's south last year.
Luke Bray, 24, was electrocuted while while working onsite at a home in Carlton in February last year. Paramedics tried to revive him, but he died at the scene.
A separate house fire on Carrington Street in Bexley last September that left a home with significant damage may also be linked, police have said.
Detectives have released images of two men they wish to question, warning the syndicate is still at large and conducting electrical work that "could result in fire, serious injury or even death".
"Police believe these people are still operating in the Sydney area and we are urging the community to check the licenses of any trades people they may wish to use," Detective Inspector Damian Henry said.
"We hold serious concerns for the welfare of any person within properties where this type of electrical work has been conducted."
Anyone with information about possible locations where such work is taking place is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.
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