Father-son fugitives still on the run and spotted in Victoria

A DANGEROUS fugitive father-son duo from Queensland are now thought to have fled to Victoria.

Gino Stocco, 58, and his 35-year-old son Mark have been on the run for eight years, terrorising farmers in Queensland and New South Wales, and were involved in a shootout with Police on Friday.

Victoria’s Task Force Fugitive detectives have confirmed, they are assisting NSW Police in the search after a stolen Toyota Landcruiser tray utility, bearing NSW registration plates BV70WP, was sighted being re-fuelled at a service station in Euroa around 6.30pm on Monday.


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It’s believed the Stoccos stole the ute from a property near Wagga Wagga following Friday’s shootout.

Two men were with the vehicle at the service station and paid for their fuel. Detectives believe they are the wanted father and son.

The vehicle is described as a 2013 white Toyota Landcruiser tray utility with distinctive white bull bars and a distinctive green esky and two blue chairs in the tray.

It is equipped with a 145 litre fuel tank which means it can travel up to 800km between refills.

In the most current police photos available, Gino Stocco is depicted as having grey hair, a grey beard and brown eyes.

The most recent police photo of Mark Stocco depicts him as having dark brown, medium-length hair, a dark brown beard and brown eyes. But, when sighted on Monday Mark was clean shaven and was wearing a cap.

The men are believed to have contacts in many parts of Victoria and investigators are appealing for the community to remain vigilant and report any sightings of the distinctive Toyota Landcruiser, which may be displaying different registration plates.

Police are advising the community not to approach the men as they are considered armed and dangerous, anyone who sights the men or the vehicle is urged to contact 000 immediately.

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