Fugitive father and son possible sighting in NSW

Police are appealing for information after a possible sighting of a vehicle linked to two wanted men after they were last seen in Victoria.

A white Toyota LandCruiser drove into a service station on Mount Street at South Gundagai about 9pm Saturday, NSW police say.

It was filled with fuel, and allegedly left the premises without payment being made.

Police believe it may be the same vehicle allegedly stolen from Little Billabong, north of Holbrook, between 7pm on Sunday 18 October 2015 and 8am the following day.

It’s believed the vehicle may have been taken by Gino and Mark Stocco, a father and son from Queensland who are currently wanted in a number of Australian states for a range of alleged criminal offences.

The vehicle involved in this evening’s alleged fail-to-pay incident has South Australian number plates S415 AZL.

Anyone who sees this vehicle should not approach it, but contact Triple Zero immediately.

Southern Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Gary Worboys, said search operations in NSW will be based in Wagga Wagga.

“It will be under the banner of Strike Force Kalkadoon. The strike force will have the ability to call on resources from across the state if required, which would include specialist areas like the PolAir.

“One of our greatest assets in this will be information from the public.”

Wagga Wagga Local Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Darren Cloake, said they were keen to hear from people such as road workers, farmers, forestry workers, who might have noticed anything out of ordinary in their work environment to contact police.

“It might be something as simple as a blanket left out in an odd place, holes cut in fencing wire and fresh tyre tracks or food showing up where it is not expected.

“We would urge anyone who might encounter something like this, not to touch things and contact police.

“Again, if anyone spots the 4WD, Gino or Mark Stocco – we would urge them not to approach but to contact Triple Zero (000) immediately,” Detective Inspector Cloake said.