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Wednesday 28 October 2015

Gino and Mark Stocco Arrested: Breaking News

In news just in, father and son fugitives Gino and Mark Stocco have been arrested.

And this, by the NSW Police Force:
The Stoccos have been arrested by NSW Police at Dunedoo, NSW. More to follow...

Less than 20 minutes ago (from the time this blog post was published, at 12.06pm), a Sydney Morning Herald article read:

Father and son fugitives wanted for attempted murder remained at large on Tuesday, as police conceded they had no new leads on the pair's whereabouts and could not say whether the men were still in NSW.

Gino Stocco, 57 and his son Mark Stocco, 36, became the focus of a large-scale manhunt - and added attempted murder to their mounting list of alleged offences - after they shot at NSW police during a high-speed pursuit near Wagga Wagga on October 16.

Since then, the pair, who have been described by police as "modern day bushrangers", have slipped authorities at every turn, despite travelling around 2000 kilometres across rural NSW and Victoria in the past 10 days.


Wednesday, 28 October 2015 01:47:08 PM
Police have arrested Gino and Mark Stocco at a property near Dunedoo (in the state’s central west) this morning (Wednesday 28 October 2015).
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.
No shots were fired and no one was injured during the arrest.
Strike Force Kalkadoon was formed by NSW Police Force’s Southern Region to investigate the pair’s whereabouts earlier this month.
The men will be taken to Dubbo Police Station to be charged.
Police would like to thank their interstate counterparts at Victorian Police, as well as the media and the public for their assistance during the search.
Read the original press release here.

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