Operation Roam – Australia’s Most Wanted

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Australia’s top 20 Most Wanted fugitives will be profiled this week as part of Operation Roam.

Operation Roam will run from 17 to 28 August. It is a joint national operation between Crime Stoppers and all police jurisdictions around Australia to seek the public’s help to track down some of the country’s most wanted fugitives from justice.

“We are asking for the public’s help to find them,” Crime Stoppers NT Chairperson David De Silva said.

“While it’s pleasing that none of the Top 20 are from the Northern Territory, we should be aware that suspects may have moved interstate to avoid detection, and they could easily be here.

“Some are suspected of major crimes such as murder, assault, armed robbery, rape and drug trafficking.

“A reward of up to $1000 is offered for information leading to the arrest of wanted persons.

“If you see any of these people, call 000 immediately. If you have information on their whereabouts, you can make an anonymous call to 1800 333 000 or you can make an online report at www.crimestoppers.com.au.”

Any member of the public can play a key role in solving crime safely and anonymously by reporting suspicious or criminal behaviour to Crime Stoppers.

People can easily see photos and details of suspects on the Crime Stoppers website www.crimestopperswa.com.au/operationroam/

In 2014, Crime Stoppers Australian received more than a quarter of a million calls from the Australian public. These resulted in a total of 113 000 intelligence reports, leading to 5419 arrests and 16 022 charges.

Crime Stoppers Australia Ltd is an independent, not-for-profit community organisation working in partnership with police to help prevent and reduce crime.

Crime Stoppers has become one of the best known and respected names in Australia since it was established here almost 30 years ago.