Gino and Mark Stocco believed to be near Yea in Central Victoria

Police stationed at Glenburn after the reported sighting of Gino and Mark Stocco. Photo: Justin McManus

Police stationed at Glenburn after the reported sighting of Gino and Mark Stocco. Photo: Justin McManus

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3.15pm According to police, Gino and Mark Stocco are carrying at least two guns – a high-powered gun and a rifle – as well as camping supplies.

The ute they are travelling in had a distinctive green esky and two chairs in the tray when it was spotted at Euroa.

Police have taken the information seriously enough to contain a 100 square kilometre around Yea.

2.45pm: Police have confirmed that the sighting at Glenburn is a credible one, however the Stoccos have not been seen since.

The 57-year-old father and his 35-year-old son are believed to be travelling in a stolen Toyota Landcruiser, with a 145-litre fuel tank.

It is understood the pair are familiar with the Yea area, having worked there as farmhands for several years earlier in the decade.

Police checked security footage at the Glenburn service station, but are believed to have found nothing that shows the men stopping to refuel.

The Landcruiser can travel up to 800 kilometres between refills.

2.40pm Victorian Police hold a press conference for assembled media, saying the Stocco's have a history in the Yea area, having worked there as farmhands in 2010. 

2pm Police are swarming the Victorian towns of Kinglake and Yea and the public has been told to steer clear following a possible sighting of two armed and dangerous fugitives, The Age reports.

Two men, believed to be the Stoccos, were seen travelling south on the Melba Highway at Glenburn about 9am.

Fairfax Media understands a woman gave a detailed description of the Stocco's Landcruiser to police.

Authorities have taken the information seriously enough to contain a large area near Yea, stationing cars from Flowerdale, Strath Creek and down to Yarra Glen.

1.30pm Gino and Mark Stocco were last seen heading south on the Melba Highway earlier today, Channel Nine has reported.

It is understood the pair is carrying a semiautomatic rifle similar to an AK-47.

1pm Media helicopters in the area surrounding the command post have been grounded.

CCTV of a man suspected to be Mark Stocco in a petrol station at Euroa. Photo: SKY News

CCTV of a man suspected to be Mark Stocco in a petrol station at Euroa. Photo: SKY News

Channel 7 has tweeted that its chopper had been asked to land by Victoria Police.

12.55pm Three credible sightings of Stocco's in north-east Vic this week. Monday: Euroa, Tuesday: Violet Town, Wednesday: Glenburn. 

12.30pm Yea Superintendent says Glenburn sighting of Stocco's was at 8.52am, person spotted first two letters of no. plate

12.15pm Victorian Police say they will not be providing a 'running commentary’ of their operation around Yea in Central Victoria as they continue to search for Gino and mark Stocco. 

12pm: The Age is reporting the pair have been sighted at Kinglake, about an hour north of Melbourne, earlier today.

Victoria Police detectives joined the manhunt on Monday evening, after the Stoccos were spotted in Euroa.

11.40am A command post has been set up in Yea as part of the continuing search for Gino and Mark Stocco who are wanted in relation to a firearms incident near Wagga Wagga, NSW on 16 October 2015.

Victoria Police are following up a possible sighting, however will not be providing a running commentary on sightings or the on-going search.

Police ask the community to continue to remain vigilant and to report any sightings of the men or the vehicle, a Toyota Landcruiser tray with registration plates BV70WP, to Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Police are also advising the public not to approach the men.

  • How the story has unfolded this week 

Latest images of wanted pair Gino and Mark Stocco at Euroa

POLICE have released images of a stolen four-wheel-drive an armed father-and-son duo are thought to be driving in. 

Officers have revealed Gino and Mark Stocco, who are believed to have shot at police near Wagga on Friday, have connections in many parts of Victoria. 

Police believe two men seen in the stolen Toyota Landcruiser at Euroa on Monday are the wanted men. 

Members of the public are warned not to approach the men and instead call Triple-0. 

Police have themselves been warned not to approach or attempt to intercept them with fears they will again shoot at officers. 

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Camp gear in back of armed duo's 4WD

TWO of Australia's most wanted men appear to have gone to ground again after surfacing near Holbrook and at Euroa. 

Police have been told not to approach father and son duo Gino and Mark Stocco, who are considered armed and highly dangerous.

The last confirmed sighting of the men was at a Euroa service station on Monday. 

Chairs and camping equipment were in the back of a stolen Toyota Landcruiser the men are using. 

Officers believe the men, who have been wanted for eight years, were involved in a shooting during a police pursuit at Mangoplah.

Police tried to stop a Nissan utility on Friday afternoon. 

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