Po­lice hunt pair after crime spree

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS - Blake Antrobus blake.antrobus@ fraser­coastchron­i­cle.com.au

THE hunt is on for two al­leged thieves who have evaded po­lice be­tween Bund­aberg and Her­vey Bay over the past week.

De­tec­tive sergeant Mick Polit from the Her­vey Bay Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Bureau said po­lice were putting “all the re­sources at our dis­posal” to lo­cate Mark Alan Mur­doch, 32 and Tabitha Joyce Per­shouse, 23.

The two are wanted for ques­tion­ing over a num­ber of al­leged car and theft in­ci­dents com­mit­ted in the Wide Bay re­gion.

Mur­doch and Pur­shouse are al­leged to have stolen a 2006 white Nis­san Ne­vara from Bund­aberg on Wednesday night, which was spot­ted in Mary­bor­ough yes­ter­day.

Po­lice lo­cated the pair at about 6.30am and at­tempted to in­ter­cept the ve­hi­cle, how­ever Mur­doch and Pur­shouse evaded po­lice by run­ning a red light and re­fus­ing to pull over.

Po­lice re­leased CCTV im­ages of the pair and ap­pealed to the pub­lic for in­for­ma­tion on Friday.

Sgt Polit said po­lice held con­cern for the safety of the pub­lic as well as the of­fend­ers.

“It is crys­tal clear that if we pur­sue this ve­hi­cle, the of­fender will not stop,” he said.

“He will drive dan­ger­ously and put the lives of the com­mu­nity as well as any pas­sen­gers he may have at risk.”

The two are also al­leged to have been in­volved in the theft of a car at Bund­aberg which was later in­volved in a crash at Her­vey Bay last Friday.

Both fled the scene in the com­pany of another of­fender who was later caught in Bund­aberg on Wednesday.

Sgt Polit said Mur­doch and Per­shouse are still at large and are be­lieved to be back in Bund­aberg.

“Mur­doch is mak­ing a lot of ef­forts to dis­guise him­self, wear­ing things like wigs, ban­dan­nas, large hats and glasses,” Sgt Polit said.

“He is also seen in some of the footage wear­ing high cut jumpers and shirts so his neck tat­too isn’t vis­i­ble.

“We’d ask the pub­lic if you see any­one who matches that de­scrip­tion please make note of that and con­tact po­lice.”

Mur­doch is 175cm tall, has dis­tinc­tive tat­toos on his face and neck, is of Cau­casian ap­pear­ance and a pro­por­tion­ate build. Per­shouse is of Abo­rig­i­nal ap­pear­ance with a slim build and is 165cm tall.

If you have in­for­ma­tion call Po­liceLink on 131 444.

PHOTO: PO­LICE ME­DIA

WANTED: Po­lice are on the hunt for Mark Alan Mur­doch (pic­tured) and Tabitha Joyce Per­shouse.

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