A Russian construction worker wanted over a fatal stabbing at a Sydney building site is yet to hand himself in.
Vladimir Kondakov hitched a lift to Rockdale after 76-year-old property developer Albert Metledge was killed and his son, Antony, 33, was wounded in the double stabbing at St Peters on Wednesday.
Kondakov, 49, had been an employee of the company “for some time” and there were no previous issues, Chief Inspector Michael Merrett told reporters on Thursday.
“If you were seeing this, please make yourself known to a police station and turn yourself in,” Chief Insp Merrett said in a direct appeal to Kondakov during a press conference.
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The father and son were stabbed in a “violent and unprovoked” attack, he added.
Kondakov is described as Caucasian and about 180cm tall with a shaved head.
He was wearing a blue T-shirt and pants and work boots and speaks with a “fairly thick” Russian accent, police say. He is homeless but has connections to the Bankstown area.
The driver who gave Kondakov a lift has been spoken to by officers but is not connected to him and was unaware of what had happened.