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Sadistic rapist Antonio Luguancio on the run

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 28 February, 2013 - 8:23 AM

UPDATE: Police say they've been in contact overnight with sadistic rapist Antonio Luguancio, who's on the run, after warrants were issued for his arrest.

He was on bail on weapons and drugs charges when he allegedly attcked his de facto at the weekend.

A major media blitz was launched yesterday to find Loguancio

Assistant Commissioner Steve Fontana says they have serious concerns about his behaviour.

"We know he hasn't gone bush but we're worried he may be armed and we know he's quite agitated at the moment," Fontana said.

"We just want him to turn himself in peacefully."

PLAY: Assistant Commissioner Steve Fontana with Neil Mitchell

The Assistant Commissioner says Loguancio is in a seriously unstable psychological position, fluctuating between threats of self harm to threats against members of the public and police.

THURSDAY: One of the state's most dangerous criminals is on the run, prompting a major police search and a warning to the public.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 40-year-old Antonio Luguancio, also known as Mad Dog.

He is considered extremely violent and has previously served time for serious rape offences.

Police say he is wanted in relation to assaults committed in the West Heidelberg area last Saturday. 

It's believed he may be frequenting the Heidelberg, inner metropolitan and Dandenong areas.


Ross and John spoke to Crime writer Sly of the Underworld Thursday morning, who said 'Mad Dog' is extremely dangerous and the fugitive squad is working around the clock.

"There is no question he's breached parole.  Together with the public and police, hopefully we'll get a good resolution."

Members of the public should not approach him but immediately contact triple zero (000) or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

PLAY: Sly of the Underworld on Luguancio's parole

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Glad to see this piece of crap is now dead. He was pathetic.

    david thomas Monday 4 March, 2013 - 1:01 AM
  • Women seem to love men like this in Australia and judges and magistrates seem to love them to pieces as well.

    SvetlanaBabe Friday 1 March, 2013 - 11:05 PM
  • I didn't like the comment on the radio that police are concerned for him what's with that. I hope he goes down in a hail of bullets but I suppose that only happens to teenage boys in skate parks!

    poptart Friday 1 March, 2013 - 5:14 PM
  • Corrections Victoria gave this maniac a rehabilitation and release permit and the parole board had set the release date as December 2012 originally they are responsible,come out and explain why you released him you faceless,weak pen pushers.

    mandy Friday 1 March, 2013 - 4:16 PM
  • It begs the question why the judgement of the big wigs should not be questioned by the hard working taxpaying innocent community.
    I suppose their judgement is based on the sate of the red juice they had for lunch.
    No one is safe.

    Kylie Friday 1 March, 2013 - 12:17 PM
  • Don't worry he just took off to compete with the boaties in exercising their rights for freedom in our community.

    Jane Friday 1 March, 2013 - 12:13 PM

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