Gunned down: Vasko Boskovski. Photo: Supplied
Sydney standover man Vasko Boskovski may have been shot dead after being caught up between feuding debt collectors within the city's construction industry. The 36-year-old was gunned down after he answered the door of his Charleston Avenue, Earlwood home about 9.30pm on a Monday last July. Almost six months later, on December 16, his former business partner, Joe Antoun, was killed in a similar manner at his home in Strathfield.
Police sources said the two killings may not be directly linked but could be the result of Sydney underworld figures jostling for business in construction.
''[Boskovski's] murder might not necessarily be over one particular debt but over a series of run-ins between feuding groups,'' one source said.
''The nature of these people means we are seeing fights not just over dodgy business deals but small stuff like where one bloke might dis another's wife,'' a detective said.
A Sydney building firm owner was taken in for questioning about what he may know in relation to the Boskovski murder on Tuesday, just after leaving a meeting with Fairfax Media.
He said he did not know anything about the shooting death.
It pre-dated his involvement with debt collectors and his bid to recover $9 million which he said is owed to him by the big property developer Meriton.
''It's got nothing to do with me. And the police believe that too,'' the building firm owner said.