Bikie extinction: The city that drove Rebels out of town

THE Rebels outlaw bikie gang is all but extinct in the Top End, five years after the notorious criminal enterprise announced itself with the brazen robbery of fire arms from a naval vessel.

At its peak, the Rebels boasted upwards of 40 members, but now only three of the gang's older generation remain bearing its colours.

Since the jailing of former Sergeant-at-Arms Shannon Althouse and President Andy Summerfield the Rebels activity and infighting has all but ceased.

The Rebels bikie gang clubhouse at Darwin River.

The gang's demise coincided with a specialised squad within the Organised Crime and Drugs Unit which prioritised Rebels investigations.

Infighting and power battles continually plagued the Rebels, including the theft of three vests bearing the Rebels insignia - including the president's vest - from a Virginia home in January 2016.

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