Five fugitives have been arrested in the first few days of Operation Roam – Fugitive Hunt.

Crime Stoppers launched the 2-week national campaign on 15 August 2016 with the aim of helping police to arrest 19 persons of interest who are on the run.

Crime Stoppers is asking all Australians to make themselves aware of the individuals on the list who are suspected of serious crimes such as murder, assault, armed robbery, rape and drug trafficking as well as a range of other crimes.

“We urge people to visit to see whether they recognise a face and report anything they know about them to Crime Stoppers. A reward of up to $1,000 is also offered for information that leads to the arrest of any of these wanted persons,” said Crime Stoppers Australia Chairman, Bryan Roach.

“The police can’t be everywhere at once and the information provided by the public could be the missing piece of the puzzle the police need to catch these fugitives.”

“Please be on the look out for these people, but DO NOT approach them. We simply ask that you call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report information online at or

Crime Stoppers has achieved considerable results during similar campaigns, with many wanted individuals arrested in previous years and it is expected that similar results will be achieved in this year’s operation.

“Finding these fugitives requires a whole-of-community response. 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,” concluded Bryan Roach.