QLD Police have joined their counterparts across the country in an Australia-wide man-hunt to find 18 wanted fugitives on the “Rogue Radar list” – including two who could be hiding in this state.
According to police, the offenders are currently at large and potentially hidden in plain sight in communities across Australia.
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“The individuals named in this year’s Operation Roam are responsible for a range of offences, including murder, drug trafficking and possession, grievous bodily harm, armed robbery and dishonesty fraud,” Mr O’Hara said.
“These criminals could be working alongside you in your community. It might be a new person you’ve noticed in your area or a more familiar face such as a neighbour, work colleague, customer, friend or even a family relative.”
The two Queensland persons of interest are:
Thomas Peter Walsh: It is alleged that Walsh was in possession of a large amount of the drug “Ice” before it was located by detectives in a South Brisbane Apartment on 5 January 2017. Walsh is believed to have fled Queensland and may be residing in New South Wales avoiding police detection. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
John Victor Bobak: On December 23 1991, the bodies of Maureen Ambrose (08/03/1938) and Peter George Wade (17/08/1941) were located in a unit at Whelan Street, Surfers Paradise, Queensland. Both died from gunshot wounds. Co-offender, Ronald Henry Thomas was arrested in 1992 and convicted in 1997 for his part in the double murders. A warrant was issued for Bobak on April 6 1992 for his alleged involvement in these two murders. This matter is an active cold case being investigated by the Queensland Homicide Investigation Group.
“We ask members of the public to put these faces on your radar but do not approach them under any circumstances. Simply contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, report your information online via crimestoppersqld.com.au or download our mobile app to report information,” said Mr O’Hara.