26 September 2023

Police on track to track down crims at large

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People wanted on unpaid and outstanding warrants across Sydney’s south-west region are being targeted by the NSW Police Force all this week.

Operation Commander, Detective Superintendent Simon Glasser said the week’s activities were part of Operation Persistence which was launched in January by the Force’s State Intelligence Command.

“As part of the operation, officers attached to all nine South-West Metropolitan Region Police Area Commands – with assistance from specialist units – have been proactively doorknocking to locate wanted individuals,” Det Supt Glasser said.

“The warrants relate to traffic and transport offences, property crime such as break, enter and steal, prohibited drug-related offences, armed robberies, firearms offences, and sexual-related offences,” he said.

“Over the weekend, police attended 166 homes, arresting and charging 20 people wanted on outstanding warrants.”

Det Supt Glasser said a further two people were charged after handing themselves in at local police stations.

He said calls to Crime Stoppers had already provided good information, which was actively being followed up.

“We are seeking public assistance and encourage the community to review photographs of wanted individuals posted daily on the NSW Police Force Facebook page and individual South-West Metropolitan Command pages,” he said.

D/Supt Glasser said Operation Persistence police activities would continue in Sydney’s south-west region until Friday (18 March).

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