20 criminals named on the ‘Rogue Radar’ list.

Crime Stoppers is calling on members of the public to stay alert and be on the lookout for 20 wanted fugitives named on the ‘Rogue Radar’ list. The offenders are currently at large and potentially hidden in plain sight in communities across Australia.

Operation Roam: Rogue Radar will run from 21 to 27 August 2017. During this time Australians are asked to visit www.crimestoppers.com.au to make themselves aware of the people on the Rogue Radar list. Any information about these offenders should be reported to Crime Stoppers.

“The individuals named in this year’s Operation Roam are responsible for a range of offences, including murder and armed robbery,” explains Chairman of Crime Stoppers Australia, Trevor O’Hara.

“These criminals could be working alongside you in your community. It might be a new person you’ve noticed in your area or a more familiar face such as a neighbour, work colleague, friend or even a family member,” says Mr O’Hara.

Last year’s campaign focused on 19 persons of interest who were responsible for a series of crimes including burglary and drug offences. The valuable information provided by members of the public through Crime Stoppers helped police locate and arrest 11 of those 19 offenders.

Associate Professor Pam Henry of Edith Cowan University and Chair of Crime Stoppers WA says that the WA community has an excellent track record for reporting wanted criminals. “In the previous two campaigns, three criminals wanted in other states have been found residing in regional WA. I have no doubts that the public will be as vigilant this year and I urge them to visit www.crimestoppers.com.au to see if they recognise any of these faces and report anything they know about these individuals,” says Dr Henry.

“Many of these people are wanted for a range of serious offences so we advise members of the public to put them on your radar but do not approach them under any circumstances. Simply contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report your information online at crimestoppers.com.au,” Mr O’Hara concludes.