£2,000 for information on the person/s responsible for thefts in Scotland

Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person/s responsible for thefts in Larkhall. (July 4th 2013)

Between 20 April 2013 and 25 June 2013 there have been 19 separate thefts at homes of elderly people in the Larkhall area. Police Scotland Officers in Lanarkshire Division are warning householders to be on their guard following these thefts; most of these thefts have taken place during the hours of darkness.

 Crimestoppers is offering this reward of up to £2,000 for information leading to the arrest and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for these thefts.

 Crimestoppers Chair for West Scotland, Alan Gall, said: “The charity Crimestoppers is offering this reward so that those responsible for these thefts can be stopped and future incidents prevented.

 “These criminals are heartlessly stealing from the elderly. Those living in and around Larkhall deserve to live without fear of crime, if you have any information in relation to these thefts it can help make this community safer. Tell us what you know, not who you are.”

 Call us on 0800 555 111 or give information through our Anonymous Online Form.

 To be eligible for this reward, information must be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Information provided directly to the police will not qualify.

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For more information please contact PR & Media Officer Giselle Lares on 0208 835 3737 or email giselle.lares@crimestoppers-uk.org.

Notes to Editors:

  • Information given directly to the police will not qualify. Any information passed by Crimestoppers to the police before 3nd July 2013 will not qualify.
  • This reward should not be published after 3nd November 2013. Please contact the Crimestoppers press office for update 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 Anonymous Online Form which can also be accessed by internet-enabled mobile phones.
  • Around 22 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 121,000 arrests and charges. Over £125million worth of goods has been recovered and over £293 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 2,000 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.