Stocco Fugitives - Toyota 79 Series

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 14:27
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Did they hand pick the Toyota Landcruiser 79 Series? They have done their share of ramming, not sure how his new Amarok would have faired? LOL

Quote " Mr Rogers, The two men have the best vehicle available for disappearing into tough bushland. The Toyota ute, a series 79, is equipped with a 4.5-litre V8 diesel motor driving all four wheels when required, and is known to motoring journalists and farmers as almost "unbreakable" in the roughest terrain.
"That's why they took it – they knew what sort of vehicle they needed," Mr Rogers said.
It has two fuel tanks – one of 90 litres and an auxiliary with 45 litres.
Even with such a large amount of fuel, Mr Rogers thought their range would be limited to less than 1000km.
"It's pretty pretty heavy on the juice," he said. "It's my farm ute."
He said the fugitives wouldn't have had much trouble stealing it. Like many farmers, he left the keys in the vehicle when he parked it in his garage. His biggest worry is that he left his wallet in the ute, too.
"They've been convicted of identity theft in the past," he said. "I really don't want them spending up, using my identity, and then find I've got to pay the bill."
Mr Rogers said he'd never met Gino or Mark Stocco, but was aware they had worked some time ago on a nearby property, Wandoo, which police searched on Monday but found no sign of the men.
"They're pretty cunning, obviously," Mr Rogers said.
In the past few days, Mr Rogers has taken delivery of a new ute he's had on order for months – a twin-cab Volkswagen Amarok.
"I've been locking the Amarok up at night," he said, a touch ruefully.


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Reply By: Notso - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 17:11

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 17:11
So the next Toymotor ad will go something like this. "Used by all the best Criminals"
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Follow Up By: Stu & "Bob" - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 23:44

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 23:44
They are already being used in the middle east to mount multiple heavy machine guns in the tray.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 14:44

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 14:44
Ah well, there goes the new Toymotor Ad. Heroes to the end Eh, went out with a wimper!
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Reply By: Tony H15 - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 17:14

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 17:14
Why on earth would you bother locking an Amarok? Who would steal it? Someone not up to date with the news presumably!
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Follow Up By: Notso - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 18:14

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 18:14
Only affects the Amarok if built 2012 or before! Not that I'd buy one anyhow! Or steal it for that matter!
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Follow Up By: Kyle H - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 10:38

Reply By: LandCoaster - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 23:45

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 23:45
Gee Volkswagen have a lot to answer for, negligent management, pirate software and now these Stocco fugitives - if the farmer didnt have to wait SIX WEEKS to get his Amarok, the Stocco's would have been caught by now!
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 12:36

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 12:36
They've been caught in Dunedoo
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Reply By: Member - TonyV - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 13:38

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 13:38
I had to laugh at this 4WD Action mock up......

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Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 15:15

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 15:15
Can't help imagining how the initial interview went when they got them back to Dubbo Police Head Quarters. From what I have heard they were seriously on the nose by this point. Who will be first to make the movie and who will play their parts? And would they have taken the Amarok rather than the Cruiser if they had a choice?

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Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 15:25

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 15:25
Unfortunately this whole charade may have taken a more serious note with the possibility that the property owner where they were caught is missing and presumed murdered.
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Follow Up By: GREG T11 - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 20:38

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 20:38
Now is a good time for Abbot, whoops Turnbull ( hard to keep track of who is in charge ) to bring in the death penalty. This surely is iron clad no excuses psychopathic behaviour that deserves no less.
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