Crime Stoppers Australia has launched an operation to track down wanted people from across the country.
Police, as part of for Operation Roam, will use social media to seek information about alleged offenders who may have left their state or territory and are now residing interstate.
Crime Stoppers has compiled a list of 20 wanted people and will disseminate the fugitives’ photographs using Facebook and Twitter.
“The community is the key to the success of this operation and we need their support to help us capture some of the country’s most wanted people,” operational communications and information commander, Assistant Commissioner Kyle Stewart said.
“We will be sharing information across our social media platforms, which have shown time and time again to be a very powerful communication tool.
“Within seconds we can share pictures and information with people around Australia; followers can then share our content, so the potential reach is exponential.
“Crime Stoppers has shown that even the most seemingly insignificant piece of information can prove pivotal to solving a crime or locating a wanted person.”
Members of the community should not approach or attempt to apprehend a wanted person, but instead contact Triple-0 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/.
Information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence.