Gino Stocco is escorted by police into Dubbo police station after he and his son Mark were arrested yesterday.
Gino Stocco is escorted by police into Dubbo police station after he and his son Mark were arrested yesterday. DAVID MOIR

Stoccos caught after eight years on the run

A FATHER and son duo who are wanted on 15 matters, including destroying and stealing rural property throughout the state and in Theodore in Central Queensland, have been captured by police after eight years on the run.

Fugitives Gino, 57, and Mark Stocco, 35, were arrested by police in New South Wales yesterday following a dramatic man-hunt across three states.

It is alleged Gino Stocco was involved in multiple offences in Theodore in 2012 as well as offences in St George, Chinchilla, Euramo, Yuleba and Stanthorpe over the past six years.

His alleged Theodore offences included evade police, driving unregistered and being in possession of stolen property.

The pair are also up on alleged charges including burglary, stealing, break and enter, firearms offences, arson, stealing as a servant, stealing and fraud.

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said QPS liaised closely with interstate police, including New South Wales Police and Victoria Police, to locate the two men.

"These two men are wanted in Queensland for over a dozen offences that occurred from 2011 to 2014," the spokesperson said.

"The warrants for arrest against them are in relation to property offences that occurred in north, central and south-west Queensland.

"They are also wanted for questioning on a number of other matters."



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