Four 'Apex gang members' to be deported from Australia after serving time in prison for assaults, armed robberies, and car crimes

By Rachel Eddie

The first to be deported was Kiwi man Henry Robati, 19, who was returned to his home country last April. Photo / Facebook
The first to be deported was Kiwi man Henry Robati, 19, who was returned to his home country last April. Photo / Facebook

Four young criminals with alleged links to the violent Apex gang are being deported from Australia.

Three of the men are from New Zealand, and the fourth is Sudanese, Herald Sun reports.

The first to be deported was Kiwi man Henry Robati, 19, who was returned to his home country last April.

The remaining three men are currently serving jail time for assaults, armed robberies, car theft and home invasions. They are appealing their visa cancellations.

Sudanese national Issac Gatkuoth, 19, is serving time in a youth detention centre for an armed ice-fuelled carjacking in November 2015.

Sudanese national Issac Gatkuoth, 19, is serving a 14 month sentence for an ice-fuelled carjacking in November 2015. Photo / Facebook
Sudanese national Issac Gatkuoth, 19, is serving a 14 month sentence for an ice-fuelled carjacking in November 2015. Photo / Facebook

Gatkuoth, then 18, was in a stolen BMW with four others when they followed another car and rammed it from behind in Frankston, the Victorian Country Court heard last year.

Gatkuoth, wearing a smiley mask, walked up to the driver and pointed a sawn-off shotgun at his head while ordering him to hand over his keys.

The teen had pleaded guilty to armed robbery and being a prohibited person carrying a firearm.

Gatkuoth is in a youth detention centre after pleading guilty to armed robbery and being a prohibited person carrying a firearm. Photo / Facebook
Gatkuoth is in a youth detention centre after pleading guilty to armed robbery and being a prohibited person carrying a firearm. Photo / Facebook

He has denied being a member of the Apex gang and is appealing his visa cancellation.

Australian Border Force and Victoria Police are working together through a list of suspected Apex members, ABF Commissioner Roman Quaed-vlieg told Herald Sun.

He said visas could be cancelled on criminal or character grounds.

Apex gang has been blamed for a spate of violent crimes and robberies across Melbourne, including jewellery store heists.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Border Force.

- Daily Mail

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