Crime Stoppers Victoria has launched Operation ROAM, a national campaign run in collaboration with Crime Stoppers programs across Australia. The two-week operation aims to locate and arrest persons of interest who police believe may have fled their home state.
A list of wanted persons who are suspected of serious crimes such as conspiring to murder, sexual assault, serious assault, offences against a child, as well as weapons and drug-related offences has been released.
“We urge people to have a look and see whether they recognise any of the fugitives featured this year and report anything they know to Crime Stoppers,” said Crime Stoppers Victoria CEO Sam Hunter.
“It is quite simple for people to fly below the radar and assume new lives. Each year Operation ROAM features fugitives that police believe may have moved interstate, or who have proved incredibly difficult for police to track down. We are asking the community to have a good hard look at these people, especially if they are new to your local area.
“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 crimestoppersvic.com.au.”
Each year Operation ROAM prompts hundreds of residents across the country to contact Crime Stoppers with vital information. This information has led to 14 arrests to date.
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 crimestoppersvic.com.au.
To view the complete list head to www.fugitivehunt.com.au.
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