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Farmers risk their lives to help chase down two 'armed' fugitives on the run with trucks and a helicopter after spotting the pair trying to hide on a rural property

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  • Farmers helped chase down fugitives running from police in Queensland
  • Property owners discovered them on their land and chased them away
  • Others climbed into cars and a helicopter to follow the two men down

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A group of farmers have used ‘whatever they had’ to help capture two fugitives.

Bruce Dyball, 29, and Luke Jones, 27, escaped from police custody over the weekend before allegedly stealing a car and guns.

Once the pair allegedly had wheels and fire power, they headed for the Queensland border, leading police into Queensland’s ‘cotton country’, 7 News[2] reported.

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A group of farmers came together to help chase down two fugitives on Tuesday

Farmers risk their lives to help chase down two 'armed' fugitives on the run with trucks and a helicopter after spotting the pair trying to hide on a rural property

Bruce Dyball, 29, (pictured) was one of the fugitives who fled police in NSW and was chased into Queensland before being caught

Farmers risk their lives to help chase down two 'armed' fugitives on the run with trucks and a helicopter after spotting the pair trying to hide on a rural property

Luke Jones, 27, (pictured) was not apprehended by police and is still on the run, police believe he may have headed back into NSW

Farmers were soon alerted to the police chase and jumped into their nearest vehicles to help out.

Charlie Tootell told 7News he started up his helicopter, which he usually uses for crop spraying, to get a better vantage point and relay information to those below.

Mr Tootell, local farmer Grant Murphy and up to 10 others united to chase down the two fugitives, despite the threat of a shootout erupting.

Property owners near Cubbie Station spotted the pair and immediately began to chase them across their land, causing the fugitives to crash through a fences before getting bogged down in a paddock.

When approached by the owners, one of the fugitives allegedly pulled a gun on them before fleeing.

The property owners started to gain on the pair and its allege done of them pulled a gun on one of the property owners before they fled again.

Dyball was eventually caught on Wednesday.

Jones remains on the run and police believe he may headed back to NSW.

Farmers risk their lives to help chase down two 'armed' fugitives on the run with trucks and a helicopter after spotting the pair trying to hide on a rural property

Incredible footage of the chase was filmed from the helicopter of farmer Charlie Tootell

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References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ 7 News (au.news.yahoo.com)



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