Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is today offering a reward of up to £3,000 for information on a spate of robberies that have occurred in Lincoln since the start of the year.
A total of seven incidents have been reported against businesses between January 1st and February 11th 2013, which has seen a person or people enter premises during opening hours and use a knife to threaten staff.
The perpetrators have then made off with goods from the businesses, with the time of day, type of offence and premises targeted all varying.
Crimestoppers is offering this reward of up to £3,000 for information passed anonymously through the charity's 0800 555111 number leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for these crimes.
Senior Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, Sue Langley, said: "I am appalled at this spate of robberies that has hit Lincoln in recent weeks and it makes me angry that innocent people running their businesses are being targeted.
"Don't let the person or people responsible for these crimes get away with their actions, contact Crimestoppers anonymously and tell us who and where they are. We won't ask any for your personal details and you won't have to go to court."
If you have any information on these incidents please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the secure online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
NOTE: Rewards will only qualify for information passed through the Crimestoppers anonymous 0800 555 111 number.
For more information please contact Media Officer Kieran Theivam on 0208 835 3727 or email Kieran.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 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 almost 120,000 arrests and charges. Over £125 million worth of goods has been recovered and over £292 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 1,900 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.