TO RUN, NOWHERE TO HIDE
Catching Fugitives Cyber-Style
CASE IN POINT
Norfolk, Virginia, couple —wanted for scamming religious
investors around the globe out of some $30 million—thought they
could evade justice by fleeing the country.
On November 29, they
were arrested at a railway station in Shropshire, England, by detectives
from Scotland Yard, with the help of the local police constabulary.
Turns out, a British
citizen saw the couple's wanted posters on our Most
Wanted web site and contacted Scotland Yard after spotting the fugitives
in the company of an elderly woman (who was the Norfolk man's mother).
That was the tip authorities needed to track the pair down.
CASE IN POINT
#2. A man wanted for sexually assaulting a child in Sparks,
Nevada thought he could hide across the border in Mexico.
In December, he was
arrested in Puerto Vallarta after someone recognized him from our wanted
poster and contacted authorities.
Thanks to the power
of the Internet, these and similar scenes played out 9 times last year,
leading to the capture of fugitives wanted for murder, kidnapping, child
sexual abuse, and other serious crimes.
be more pleased. In an age where more and more criminals and
terrorists are looking for remote places to hide in our global village,
we can use all the help we can get—particularly from concerned
citizens beyond our borders.
So what are
you waiting for? Go straight to Most
Wanted and get started in helping us fight crime and terrorism!
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