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Jockey Rawiller's Car Used In Armed Holdup
NSW Police believe prominent jockey Nash Rawiller's silver-coloured Mercedes C63 AMG sports car, which “was stolen from the jockey's Kensington home last Thursday morning while he & his family slept”, was the getaway car used in a “bungled armoured vehicle robbery near Sydney Airport” on Monday morning, reported The Daily Telegraph. Police believe the car (which was subsequently found burnt out in a factory complex in Turrella just before midnight) “was stolen-to-order by bandits when planning the attempted armed robbery of the cash-in-transit van”. In the daring daylight robbery attempt, shots were fired at guards inside the armoured vehicle “which was rammed head-on by a Mitsubishi Pajero 4WD as it approached Sydney Airport's freight terminals to make a cash drop-off”. When the robbers failed to gain access to the vehicle (carrying several hundred thousand dollars) “up to 4 balaclava-wearing bandits fled in the high-performance Mercedes Benz”. Witnesses said the car “which sped from the attempted robbery was a 2010 model with black & white number plates - matching a description of Rawillers' car”; last Thurdsay morning Rawiller’s wife Sarah “woke when she heard people jingling keys in the kitchen, then heard her husband's car roar off at high speed”.