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Brian Kane

$100,000 reward

Monday, 22 April 2013 23:26
Brian Kane

Announced April 2013

Victoria Police has announced an increased reward for information regarding a man gunned down in Brunswick in 1982. Brian Kane

The reward has been doubled to $100,000 in a bid to solve the 27-year case.

Brian Kane was murdered in the lounge bar of the Quarry hotel in Lygon Street, Brunswick at 9.20pm on 26 November, 1982.

Mr Kane was shot a number of times by two masked gunmen and subsequently died.

The gunmen were last seen running from the hotel into Lygon Street and then along Weston Street.

Petra Taskforce investigators believe that the murder was linked to criminal activities that Mr Kane was involved in at the time of his death.

A $50,000 reward was offered in March 1984 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the gunmen.

However despite intensive police investigations no person has been charged.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Craig Fitzgerald said he believed the $100,000 reward for the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the persons responsible for the death of Mr Kane could hold the key to unlocking crucial information surrounding his death.

"We believe there are people in the community who are in possession of vital information regarding this murder" said Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Craig Fitzgerald.

"A significant reward of $100,000 we hope will encourage anybody who knows anything about this incident to come forward".

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Craig Fitzgerald said he was confident that somebody in the community knew who was responsible for the murder and encouraged them to come forward.

The Director of Public Prosecutions will consider, according to established guidelines, the granting of an indemnification from prosecution to any person who provides information as to the identity of the principal offender or offenders in this investigation.

Any information, which will be treated as confidential may be given at any time to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit

Reviewed 28 February 2019