Police have made a potential breakthrough in the investigation into the underworld killing of Sydney crime figure Bilal Hamze.

The 34-year-old was gunned down in June this year outside a restaurant in Sydney’s CBD.

Watch exclusive vision of the moment Hamze is killed in the video above

7NEWS cameras captured the moment bystanders rushed to revive Hamze after he was shot in what was believed to be a targeted hit.

Now, on Thursday, police released CCTV of two cars believed to be linked to the shooting of Hamze and the alleged attempted murder of his younger brother.

Slain Sydney crime identity Bilal Hamze.
Slain Sydney crime identity Bilal Hamze. Credit: 7NEWS
The Audi believed to be involved in the shooting is seen driving towards the city on May 30.
The Audi believed to be involved in the shooting is seen driving towards the city on May 30. Credit: NSW Police

The first shows a black Audi car believed to have been used in the June shooting.

It was found burnt-out in Northwood a short time later.

In August, Highway Patrol officers attempted to stop a Mercedes in North Sydney but it allegedly sped off before it was found abandoned in Cammeray.

It’s alleged the occupants, described as two men in dark-coloured clothing, threatened the elderly driver of a Toyota Camry and took his car.

A month later, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad charged two men – aged 31 and 19 – for their alleged roles in that incident. They remain before the courts.

Pictured: Police at the scene of the shooting
Pictured: Police at the scene of the shooting Credit: 7NEWS
The Mercedes is seen driving west on May 27, 15 minutes apart from the Audi.
The Mercedes is seen driving west on May 27, 15 minutes apart from the Audi. Credit: NSW Police

Since then, an extensive canvass of CCTV has identified that the Mercedes used in the alleged murder attempt was travelling with the Audi several weeks before Hamze was fatally shot.

Police allege the two cars were seen travelling within 15 minutes of each other on the M4 on May 27.

Homicide Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty, said investigators believe the same individual may be responsible for the cloned number plates which were found to be in use on both vehicles.

“We’re appealing to anyone who may have seen these vehicles travelling or being stored together – in any part of Metropolitan Sydney – to come forward and contact police,” Det Supt Doherty said.

“Of note, both vehicles are depicted travelling westbound in the M4 East Tunnel about 15 minutes apart on Thursday 27 May 2021 and have been identified on traffic cameras across the Sydney metropolitan area after that time.

Dramatic new pictures show the moment bystanders rushed to revive the notorious gangster seconds after he was shot.
Dramatic new pictures show the moment bystanders rushed to revive the notorious gangster seconds after he was shot. Credit: 7NEWS
The few who had stopped can be seen huddling around as a gangland figure lays dying in the heart of the city. 
The few who had stopped can be seen huddling around as a gangland figure lays dying in the heart of the city.  Credit: 7NEWS

“Additionally, the Audi has been captured on CCTV using the Sydney Harbour Bridge both before and immediately after the murder of Bilal Hamze earlier this year.

“Both the murder of Bilal and the alleged murder attempt at North Sydney have obvious familial and organised crime-related links, with this CCTV revealing a further link to the possible acquisition and storage of the vehicles.

“We know these stolen luxury cars are kept in garages and unit blocks across Sydney until they are later used to facilitate deadly public place shootings and other violent crimes.

“We’re particularly interested in anyone who may have seen these cars travelling around Sydney in May and June this year, or who was perhaps approached through social media or other means to store one of these cars on their property.”

Bilal Hamze shooting: Cars allegedly used in public shooting of Sydney crime boss linked by police
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