Operation Roam 2017 Update

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Crime Stoppers’ Rogue Radar list

11 fugitives still on the run and nine arrested

Seven of the 20 fugitives named as part of Operation Roam have been apprehended just 72 hours after Crime Stoppers announced its Rogue Radar list. They join two other offenders, captured prior to the campaign’s public launch date, bringing the total number of arrests to nine.

Operation Roam: Rogue Radar is an initiative of Crime Stoppers Australia in collaboration with all Australian policing agencies. The campaign calls for all Australians to be on the lookout for offenders that are wanted and thought to be hiding in plain sight in communities across the country.

“The response from the community for Rogue Radar has been outstanding. To date, Crime Stoppers has received various reports from community members about many of these wanted fugitives,” says Chairman of Crime Stoppers Australia, Trevor O’Hara.

“Thanks to the support we have received from the public and media, nine offenders have been arrested or have voluntarily made contact with the police regarding their wanted status,” says Mr O’Hara.

Operation Roam: Rogue Radar will continue until Sunday, 27 August. Members of the public are urged to visit www.crimestoppers.com.au to see if they recognise any of the remaining faces and report anything they know about these individuals.

There are now two fugitives still wanted in New South Wales, two in Queensland, four in Victoria, two in South Australia and one in the Northern Territory.

“Each contact made with Crime Stoppers could help police to apprehend these wanted individuals and make our communities safer. We ask all Australians to review the images of the remaining fugitives on the Rogue Radar list and report any information or suspicions to Crime Stoppers,” concludes Mr O’Hara.

Members of the public can make an anonymous report online at www.crimestoppers.com.au or by calling 1800 333 000. Those on the Rogue Radar list are wanted for a range of serious offences – Crime Stoppers advises members of the public to have these fugitives on their radar, but not to approach them under any circumstance.