Crime Stoppers Victoria are calling on all members of the public to help track down the 10 outlaws named on this year’s ‘Rogue Radar’ list, some of whom are wanted for serious offences including murder and sexual assault.
Operation Roam: Rogue Radar asks Australians to visit www.crimestoppers.com.au to view the list of fugitives to see if they recognise any of the faces. Any information about these offenders should be reported to Crime Stoppers immediately.
Crime Stoppers Victoria CEO, Erika Owens is encouraging the community to take a close look at the list and see whether they recognise any of the fugitives.
“It is quite simple for people to fly below the radar and assume new lives in a different town or city,” says Ms Owens.
“We ask that everyone please keep an eye out in their neighbourhood and confidentially report any information about these people or their whereabouts to Crime Stoppers. No piece of information is too small, and all information received is handled in utmost confidence. There is no caller ID or IP tracing.”
Chairman of Crime Stoppers Australia, Trevor O’Hara says Operation Roam aims to raise the profile of offenders at the top of the Crime Stoppers watch list each year, who are flying under the radar and living among everyday Australians.
“The criminals on this year’s list have not just vanished, we believe many of them have crossed borders since committing their respective crimes and are living or hiding in communities throughout Australia,” adds Mr O’Hara.
Last year, 63 per cent of the nominated fugitives were apprehended thanks to information provided by members of the public.
The individuals named in this year’s Operation Roam are responsible for a range of serious offences, including murder, sexual assault, drug trafficking and theft.
“These criminals may appear to be leading a normal life; they may be your work colleague, neighbour, or a new person that has moved to your area, hiding in plain sight,” says Mr O’Hara.
“Crime Stoppers urges members of the public to visit www.crimestoppers.com.au to see if they recognise any faces and report anything they know about these individuals.
“Crime Stoppers advises members of the public to put these offenders on their radar but not to approach them under any circumstances. If you see them while out and about call Triple Zero (000) immediately, otherwise report to Crime Stoppers and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward,” Mr O’Hara concludes.
Members of the public with information about any of the individuals on the ‘Rogue Radar’ list, should contact Crime Stoppers 24/7 on 1800 333 000 or report their information online via crimestoppers.com.au.Donate to crime stoppers