CRIME STOPPERS LAUNCHES OPERATION ROAM - FUGITIVE HUNT

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Crime Stoppers Northern Territory launched Operation ROAM - Fugitive Hunt today. 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.

Crime Stoppers Northern Territory Chairman, David De Silva urged Territorians to visit fugitivehunt.com.au to see whether they recognise a face. “A reward of up to $1,000 is offered for information that leads to the arrest of any of these wanted persons, “he said. “The police can’t be everywhere at once and the information provided by the public could be the missing piece of the puzzle police need to catch these fugitives. “Please be on the look out for these people, but DO NOT approach them. We simply ask you to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestoppers.com.au.” “Whilst there are no targets from the Northern Territory, there is every chance that one or more of these individuals may be residing in the Territory.” Four wanted individuals were arrested in the Northern Territory during Operation Roam in 2014“Finding these fugitives requires a whole-of-community response,” Mr De Silva said.“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.”

NT Police Superintendent Colin Goodsell said fugitives have fled to the Territory before. “Would be fugitives from justice need to think twice before making the Northern Territory their destination of choice. The Northern Territory Police has a good record of locating and arresting fleeing felons and returning them to other jurisdictions to face court. Brenden Abbott, the socalled ‘Postcard Bandit’ was arrested in Darwin in 1998 after being on the run for 6 months following his escape from a WA prison. More recently, Jonathon Stenberg, who murdered and decapitated his neighbour in northern NSW, was arrested in Darwin’s rural area and extradited in 2012”,

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.

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Contact: Jayde Martin, jayde@crimestoppersnt.com.au, 0447835935 Address: P.O. Box 39330 Winnellie NT 0821 Website: nt.crimestoppers.com.au Phone number: 1800 333 000