Call for public to help catch 10 criminals on ‘Rogue Radar’ list.
Crime Stoppers is 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.
“Launched in 2011, 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, living among everyday Australians,” explains Chairman of Crime Stoppers Australia, Trevor O’Hara.
Last year, 63 per cent of the nominated fugitives were apprehended thanks to information provided by members of the public. In previous years, fugitives from other States were found thousands of kilometres away in Western Australia.
“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.
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 on 1800 333 000 or report their information online at www.crimestoppers.com.au.