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Man charged over alleged $300k extortion over 2012 murder

Man charged over alleged $300k extortion over 2012 murder
A Sydney man is accused of trying to extort $300,000 cash from a 72-year old man in relation to the murder of a woman eight years ago.
The 42-year-old was arrested at 8am today over the alleged extortion which police said took place on Sydney's lower north shore.
The 42-year-old was arrested at 8am today over the alleged extortion which police said took place on Sydney's lower north shore. (Supplied)
Police allege the man threatened a 72-year-old man and demanded $300,000 cash between September and November 2019. (Supplied)
Police also seized mobile phones and storage devices from a home in Belfield as well as another in Colo Vale.
Police allege the man threatened a 72-year-old man and demanded $300,000 cash between September and November 2019.
They allege the extortion was in relation to the 2012 murder of a 65-year-old woman, who was killed in Henley on the lower north shore.
He was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today.