Two of Australia’s most wanted spotted in Victoria

Two of Australia’s most wanted spotted in Victoria

A vehicle two of Australia’s most wanted men are travelling in has reportedly been spotted in north-east Victoria.

Task Force Fugitive joined 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.

Gino & Mark Stocco Source: NSW Police

Gino & Mark Stocco Source: NSW Police

The spotting comes as the pair engaged in a police shoot out on Friday, following a car pursuit near the NSW Riverina city of Wagga Wagga.

The Queensland father and son pair, Gino and Mark Stocco, are wanted for a range of alleged violent crimes and property offenses across a number of other states.

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

The men paid for their fuel purchase before leaving the area in an unknown direction.

In the most current police photos available, Gino is depicted as having grey hair, a grey beard and brown eyes and is 58-years-old.

The most recent police photo of Mark depicts him as having dark brown, medium-length hair, a dark brown beard and brown eyes and he is 35-years-old. When sighted last night 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 also advising the community not to approach the men as they are considered armed and dangerous.

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