Former Bandidos bikie Toby Mitchell charged with
extortion, threats to kill, firearms offences after raid on Docklands
CHRISTOPHER GILLETT, ANTHONY DOWSLEY
January 11, 20159:30PM
EX-BANDIDOS bikie Toby Mitchell has been charged
with threatening to kill a man’s infant daughter in an alleged $300,000
He faced court on Sunday after he allegedly arrived at a
crowded restaurant and produced a gun and assaulted and threatened to kill
Echo Taskforce detectives executed a search warrant at
Mitchell’s Docklands property just before midnight on Saturday and located
a belt buckle that concealed a double edge blade.
The 39-year-old was charged with a string of offences,
including extortion with threats to kill, extortion with threat to inflict
serious injury, assault, blackmail and carrying a prohibited firearm.
The Herald Sun understands the raids occurred
following the restaurant incident in which the alleged victim was confronted
Mitchell’s lawyer, Theo Magazis, said his client had
strict dietary requirements as one kidney functioned at 30 per cent.
The injury was a result of him being shot outside
Doherty’s Gym in Brunswick in an assassination attempt.
Mitchell, who was wearing a black adidas track suit and
light blue pants, said nothing inside the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.
His lawyer said Mitchell would fight the charges and apply
for bail at a filing hearing on January 14.
Two associates threw a crate at media outside court.
Associates of Toby Mitchell scuffle with the media.
Mitchell recently lashed out at police for watching him in
the wake of two arson attacks on a St Kilda restaurant.
Republica was firebombed twice in a month, most recently
on December 11 when two people doused it in fuel and ignited a fireball that
caused $1 million in damage.
Mitchell was rejected from Republica the day before the
first arson attack on November 13
Since quitting the Bandidos, Mitchell has become close to
rival gang the Mongols.
He has also become tight with Carlton Crew identity Mick
Gatto, helping him promote the Anthony Mundine v Sergey Rabchenko boxing
He also opened a tattoo parlour in Clarendon St, South