DETROIT, Mi. (My TV20 News at 10) --- If ever you wondered about the effectiveness of Crime Stoppers to help solve crimes wonder no more.
Thanks to your anonymous tips and involvement, four murders, six bank robberies, three business robberies, one home invasion and an auto theft were all solved in one month alone.
Almost $30,000 was awarded to anonymous citizens in December who gave anonymous information to Crime Stoppers that solved cases and made us safer.
The press release from Crime Stoppers:
"Crime Stoppers pays almost $30,000 in rewards in the month of December
Four murders, six bank robberies, three business robberies, one home invasion and an auto theft were all solved in one month. Crime Stoppers is proud to announce that almost $30,000 was awarded to anonymous citizens who gave anonymous information that solved cases and made us safer.
“It gives me great comfort to know that Crime Stoppers is making a difference and helping people in many communities in Southeast Michigan,” said John Broad, President of Crime Stoppers of Michigan. “We thank all those citizens who are taking the initiative and submitting anonymous tips to make their neighborhoods safer”.
If anyone has any information about any other crime that took place in Southeast Michigan, please submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers in one of three ways. Phone 1 800 SPEAK UP (1 800 773 2587), web tips www.1800SPEAKUP.org or text CSM and your tip information to 274637.
Crime Stoppers of Michigan offers cash rewards for information that leads to arrests. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Callers will not be at risk. Crime Stoppers is absolutely safe. No one – not Crime Stoppers, not the police -- no one will know the identity of a tipster. Tipsters will not have to testify in court -- because no one will ever know who they are.
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About Crime Stoppers of Michigan
Crime Stoppers is the largest crime fighting organization in the world – operating in 22 countries. Crime Stoppers of Michigan operates in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Livingston, Washtenaw and Monroe Counties. The mission of Crime Stoppers is to empower people to make their neighborhoods, schools and businesses safer through anonymous reporting of crimes. The Crime Stoppers tip line – 1-800-SPEAK-UP was created for citizens to report information about a crime anonymously. As an incentive, anonymous tipsters can receive a cash reward if their tip information to Crime Stoppers leads to an arrest. A cash reward of up to $2,500 is paid for an unsolved homicide. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is paid for all other felony crimes. In 2009, 4000 tips were given to law enforcement, leading to 700 arrests."