One the top executives at UBS investment bank was stabbed in the arm and back during an attempted robbery outside his luxury home on Sydney’s north shore.
Kevin Bush, 50, was walking along the footpath towards his $6 million Mosman home on Wednesday night when he was approached by two men with a knife.
Police said Mr Bush was stabbed in the arm and back during an ‘altercation’ with the two men.
He was rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital for urgent treatment.
His wife Jane said that Mr Bush had been released from hospital on Thursday afternoon and was ‘doing OK’.
‘He’s home and doing OK,’ Mrs Bush said.
Mr Bush, originally from Auckland, New Zealand, is the managing director of financial solutions for Australia and the Pacific and has worked for the investment bank for almost 20 years.
A spokeswoman for UBS said Mr Bush was ‘recovering at home’ after his ordeal, and hoped he would be ‘back at work soon’.
A neighbour who witnessed the aftermath of the stabbing, which happened about 10.40pm, said the two alleged attackers fled the scene down an alleyway between some houses on the street.
Michael Randall was retrieving a bag from his car parked on the street moments before the alleged stabbing took place.
‘Police told us they ran up our side laneway just after, and moments earlier I was out at my car getting my gym bag,’ he said.
‘I’ve got two kids and I guess you worry about what might have happened if I’d been out there a bit later.
‘Apart from these incidents with the tactical squad and other things recently, it’s a pretty tame and nice neighbourhood.’
Several hours after the alleged stabbing, police stopped a hatchback in Miller St at North Sydney and arrested four men.
Two of the men were taken to Chatswood Police Station where they were charged over Mr Bush’s attack.
A 30-year-old man from Lurnea in Sydney’s south-west was charged with two counts of robbery armed with an offensive weapon causing wounding, robbery and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
A 23-year-old man was charged with assault with intent to rob, causing wounding and robbery with an offensive weapon.
Both men were refused bail and are due to face Manly Local Court on Thursday afternoon.