Claims Hells Angel’s mates are standing
over tow truck drivers
August 31, 20148:00PM
A senior Hells Angels member is
allegedly using thugs to stand over tow truck
Thugs allegedly linked to a senior
Hells Angel have threatened many drivers.
AAA Towing refused to speak to the Herald Sun
about intimidation it has allegedly received. Another company
allegedly being stood over, Modern Towing and Salvage, did not
return phone calls.
Staff at towing companies fear reprisals if
they speak out against the bikie, who is a senior member at the
East County Hells Angels chapter in Campbellfield.
The figure aligned himself with Western Towing
while he became a confronting figure in the industry. He also
owns his own haulage business nearby to AAA Towing in
Craigieburn, calling it 888 Towing.
Standover tactics against drivers have not
been denied, but company directors have confirmed they will not
report incidents to authorities VicRoads or Victoria Police
because “it makes things worse’’. “He is a law unto himself,’’
one industry insider said.
It has been alleged:
DRIVERS have been assaulted at crash sites and
stalked at their homes;
A DRIVER was run off the road in his tow
STANDOVER men had warned a driver they knew
where his daughter worked.
Western Towing, which allowed the Hells Angel
to use one of its trucks, last week pleaded guilty to 71 charges
over its rogue business practices dating back to May 2012.
The bulk of the charges related to employing
unaccredited tow truck drivers, including the bikie, and
operating tow trucks outside the company’s registered zones.
A Western Towing manager, Mike Armstrong, said
the company no longer had any association with the Hells Angel
but admitted there were problems in the industry, which had
included drivers being “belted’’.
Last year police seized property, including a
truck, from 888 Towing, during a mass raid.