Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is today offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for a violent robbery in Wolverhampton.
The robbery happened in Tettenhall Road at around 10pm on 24th January 2014. The victim was leaving his flat when he was hit over the head and around £62,000 of jewellery was stolen.
The offenders made off in a blue Celica, the registration of which included the letters SOE. The victim and his wife gave chase in their own car, but the perpetrators managed to get away.
Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information passed to the charity’s 0800 555 111 number that leads to the recovery of the property as well as the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for this crime.
Pauline Hadley, Crimestoppers Regional Manager for the West Midlands, said: “Robbery is terribly distressing for victims as it can terrify people and leave them immensely upset at the loss of belongings; particularly when family heirlooms and other items of great sentimental value are taken. Crimestoppers would urge anyone with information to contact the charity anonymously, safe in the knowledge that no one will ever know you contacted us.”
If you have any information on this incident please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our anonymous online form.
*Note: Rewards will only be payable for information passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number. Information passed to police will not qualify.
For more information please contact Crimestoppers PR & Media Officer Fiona Murton-Taylor on 0208 835 3752 or email Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors
- This reward is valid for three months and should not be published after 18th June 2014. Please contact the press office for updates after this date.
- Crimestoppers is an independent charity which helps the police to solve crimes, making communities safer. It does this by operating the 24/7 telephone number 0800 555 111 which people can ring to pass on information about crimes anonymously. They can also use our ‘giving information’ form via our website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
- Around 20 people are arrested and charged every day as a result of information given to Crimestoppers.
- Since Crimestoppers began in 1988, it has received over a million actionable calls, resulting in over 126,000 arrests and charges. Over £127 million worth of goods has been recovered and over £301 million worth of drugs has been seized.
- In 2005, Crimestoppers launched the UK’s Most Wanted on its website which allows the public to view images of criminals and pass on vital information about their whereabouts. It has been highly successful with over 2,500 arrests to date.
- Crimestoppers UK was founded by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC, Chairman of Trustees. In 1988, he launched Crimestoppers in the Metropolitan Police area. Crimestoppers’ ‘call to action’ is built on a three-way partnership between the business community, the police and the media.