January is National Crime Stoppers Month in Canada and with the arrival of 2019, Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers has taken inventory of its “most wanted” files.
“We have more than 7,000 police officers across BC always on the lookout for them, nonetheless they remain on the loose,” said Linda Annis, Executive Director of Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers. “This is where the entire community can help too: 4.8 million people live in BC which means millions of sets of extra eyes available to spot them.”
Annis noted that the agency received over 5,000 anonymous crime tips in Metro Vancouver in 2018, and “we encourage anyone to contact us anonymously with information about these suspects, or any other crime.”
Anonymity, she added, “is guaranteed by the Supreme Court of Canada,” which means “you’ll never be questioned or called to testify.”
As part of National Crime Stoppers Month, the agency has also released a list of 10 convicted and suspected criminals who are “still wanted for particularly heinous crimes in BC.”
Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers accepts tips in 115 different languages and will pay a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of a criminal, recovery of stolen property, seizure of illegal drugs or guns or denial of a fraudulent insurance claim.