Detectives say one of two gunmen who crashed into a fire hydrant after shooting ex-Mongols bikie Suleiman “Sam” Abdulrahim also tried to hide in a restaurant garbage bin when fleeing the crime scene.
Police have released CCTV footage of two men they say were in a Mazda SUV when they ambushed and shot Abdulrahim, 30, multiple times as he left a funeral at Fawkner cemetery in June.
The Mazda sped away from the scene before crashing into a fire hydrant and a pole on Box Forest Road, near Sydney Road, where the pair ran from the damaged vehicle.
The footage shows one of the alleged offenders, dressed in black and attempting to hide his face with an item of clothing, climbing into a bin filled with cardboard boxes near a fast food restaurant on Sydney Road.
He momentarily hides in the bin before climbing out and walking away, the CCTV vision shows.
The second man allegedly carjacked a woman and child at gunpoint, taking a Ford Territory wagon that police later located at Brunswick Drive in Epping
Police said CCTV footage shows the man walking in Epping wearing a black hoodie and carrying a bag.
Police also believe one of the men attended a hardware store in Epping on June 15, 10 days before the shooting, purchasing two petrol cans that were later located in the crashed Mazda SUV.