Police launch Operation Roam in the hope of getting the community to assist with catching 18 individuals on the run from the law.
The country’s most wanted offenders are currently at large and possibly hiding in plain sight in communities across the nation, according to Crime Stoppers Australia.
Operation Roam: Rogue Radar kicks off today (August 21-27), in an attempt to catch Australia’s most wanted.
“The individuals named in this year’s Operation Roam are responsible for a range of offences, including murder and armed robbery,” Chairman of Crime Stoppers Australia, Trevor O’Hara said.
“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.”
Last year 19 persons of interest were named as part of the campaign. Of those police were able to locate and arrest 11 offenders.
This year four fugitives are wanted in New South Wales, six in Queensland, six in Victoria, three in South Australia and one in the Northern Territory.
“We urge members of the public to visit http://www.rogueradar.com.au to see if they recognise any of these faces and report anything they know about these individuals.
“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.”
If you have any information on anyone on the Rogue Radar list, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.