A GANGSTER’S son who never made the grade as a bikie kidnapped and brutally tortured a couple in a vain bid to track down his missing submachine gun, police claim.
Former Finks member Dion Spizzirri is accused of “hogtying” and shooting a woman in the stomach and pistol-whipping her partner unconscious during a five-hour interrogation over his lost Uzi.
Police will allege Mr Spizzirri was “desperate” to recover the Uzi – a rare find on the weapons black market – and continuously bashed the woman while her wrists and ankles were bound behind her back with plastic zip-ties.
Investigators claim he then shot her in the stomach, using a pillow as a “silencer” and a handgun he had already used to bash her male companion in the head.
Mr Spizzirri allegedly changed into a fresh T-shirt before leaving the torture scene, while his alleged accomplice dumped the wounded woman at a bus stop near the Gold Coast Hospital.
The submachine gun allegedly owned by Mr Spizzirri but entrusted to the victims has never been found.
Taskforce Maxima Inspector Brendan Smith said that kind of heavy weaponry was “very rare” in the underworld.
“That’d be the reason why (Spizzirri) was desperate to get it back, it’s not something you can (easily) replace,” he said.
Mr Spizzirri will face the Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with grievous bodily harm, torture and deprivation of liberty.
His arrest followed the interrogation of several witnesses by the Crime and Misconduct Commission, including a former friend of his alleged victim, 47, who has been charged with perjury.
It was this woman’s Parkwood home where police say the torture took place on March 24 last year, after the victims were accosted at 2am that morning at a Helensvale shopping centre.
Mr Spizzirri also faces grievous bodily harm charges over two separate Gold Coast attacks – one involving a victim who was struck on the head with a hammer.
Insp Smith said Spizzirri, the son of jailed meth producer Dino Spizzirri, had been thrown out of the Finks.
Mr Spizzirri’s solicitor Adam Magill said his client would “vigorously contest all charges”.