Crime Stoppers Australia launched Operation ROAM - Fugitive Hunt today at the Crime Stoppers Queensland Contact Centre. The campaign aims to arrest Crime Stoppers’ 19 persons of interest.
Crime Stoppers Operation ROAM - Fugitive Hunt will be implemented across the nation from 15 to 29 August 2016.
Crime Stoppers is asking all Australians to make themselves aware of the 19 individuals on the list.
“We urge people to visit fugitivehunt.com.au to see whether they recognise a face and report anything they know about them to Crime Stoppers. A reward of up to $1,000 is also offered for information that leads to the arrest of any of these wanted persons.
“The police can’t be everywhere at once and the information provided by the public could be the missing piece of the puzzle the police need to catch these fugitives.
“Please be on the look out for these people, but DO NOT approach them. We simply ask that you call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestoppers.com.au” said Crime Stoppers Australia Chairman, Bryan Roach.
Crime Stoppers has achieved considerable results during similar campaigns, with many wanted individuals arrested in previous years and it is expected that similar results will be achieved over the next two-weeks.
“Finding these fugitives requires a whole-of-community response. Crime Stoppers is committed to working with the police, the media and local residents to gather anonymous information that may help locate these wanted persons. Some of these fugitives may have crossed state-lines, so it is imperative that all Australians keep a look out for those on this year’s list. Even if they are wanted in a different state to where they are seen,” concluded Crime Stoppers Australia Chairman, Bryan Roach.
If you think you have information about someone on the Crime Stoppers fugitive list, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestoppers.com.au
Crime Stoppers is a not-for-profit community organisation, helping to keep families and communities safe. We work closely with police and media to provide valuable information from the public to help solve and prevent crime.