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'Nike bikies' back in business on upscale cafe strip

Bikers Zivko Stojakovic and George Bejat

RETURN: Zivko Stojakovic and George Bejat, members of Bandidos' Centro and owners of Park Road tattoo parlour Royal Ink.

MEMBERS of a "Nike bikie" crew that has been linked to investigations of murder, drugs and violence are back in business on a popular Brisbane cafe strip.

The Bandidos Centro chapter, which this week unveiled the scion of a respected family from West End's Greek community as its unlikely new president, is behind a new $180-an-hour tattoo business on Milton's Park Rd.

Royal Ink co-owners George Bejat, 26, and Zivko Stojakovic, 25, were turfed out of their old parlour - Inksanity, located behind cafes across the road - after mystery gunmen showered it with bullets last year.

The attack raised fears innocent bystanders could be caught in the crossfire of a suspected feud between Bandidos and Hells Angels, which police continue to investigate.

Bejat, jailed at 22 for trafficking cocaine, and Stojakovic, fined in November over a restaurant brawl with a Hells Angels associate, are both Centro members.


The chapter was set up in 2011 to tap into the city's party precincts but was a source of club friction because many recruits - image-conscious gym-junkies with a taste for Nikes, fake tans and gold chains - did not even ride motorcycles.

Like Hells Angels rivals, Centro is yet to succeed in opening an inner-Brisbane clubhouse.

New leader Anthony Toumpas earned congratulations from Bandidos as far away as Germany after his Facebook page showed him wearing a white crocodile skin president's vest.

"Respect," a Dortmund clubmate wrote.

Toumpas is due to stand trial on assault, stealing and drug charges in the Brisbane District Court in April.

A shocked acquaintance knew Toumpas, whose parents are reputable owners of an inner-city juice bar, as a "friendly and respectful" young man.

The Centro chapter gained notoriety when a fugitive member became a suspect in the murder of Eight Mile Plains man Jack Lee last year.


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