Stocco father and son fugitives arrested

Stocco father and son fugitives arrested

Police have arrested two of Australia’s most wanted men, Gino and Mark Stocco, at a property near Dunedoo, in the NSW central west today.

The father and son pair have been on the run for 8 years, after committing violent crimes in three different states.

The fugitives came back onto the police radar earlier this month following a shootout with police in the NSW Riverina town of Wagga Wagga.

Police then pursued them across the border into Victoria after they stole a ute from a local farm.

They were carrying a number of high powered weapons and engaged with police again last week, ramming a police vehicle.

But today the men were arrested at a property on Tonniges Road at Elong Elong shortly before midday, following a covert operation involving officers from Western Region, New England Local Area Command, the Tactical Operations Unit, Aviation Support Branch, and State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad.

Police have confirmed no shots were fired during the arrest and no one was injured.

The men will be taken to Dubbo Police Station to be questioned and  charged.

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