Crimestoppers and Dixons link up to offer up to £5k rewards for information over riots
Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers and electrical retailer Dixons have linked up to offer rewards of up to £5,000 in an attempt to locate individuals who looted or caused damage to the company’s stores. [12 August 2011]
The rewards come as part of a £50,000 fund that Dixons has made available for information on individuals who may have attacked or looted their Currys or PC World stores.
Give information anonymously
The national retailer has linked up with Crimestoppers to allow people to provide information anonymously. Our charity is not part of the police and anybody that provides information will not have to give any of their personal details or stand up in court.
Bringing the perpetrators of the riots to justice
Crimestoppers’ Chief Executive, Michael Laurie, said: “I am appalled at the level of criminal damage and looting that resulted from the riots and I’m happy to offer support to Dixons to help bring the perpetrators of crime against their stores to justice.
“We have already received a tremendous response from the public who have provided some valuable information to us concerning the recent events. I just hope that this continues and people contact Crimestoppers anonymously with any information they might have.”
Thanks to the response from their colleagues, Currys and PC World are back to business as normal already. Of stores impacted by the unrest, all but four will be open by the weekend, and these will reopen next week.
How to claim the reward
If you have any information regarding the looting please contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please tell the call handler you would like to be considered for the reward.
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