Operation Payback 3
IT'S PAYBACK TIME FOR CRIMINALS
A 48-hour operation which launched on Tuesday, April 14 2009 to take the cash out of crime has helped disrupt people who cause the most harm in their communities.
Now criminals who continue to live extravagant lifestyles without any obvious source of income are being warned the force is coming to get them.
Operation Payback 3 is a big push to seize the assets of career criminals who wear badges of wealth, targeting both low level offenders as well as those who profit from organised, serious crime.
This 48-hour period carried on the good work from the previous two years of Payback campaigns, which have seen more than £3 million worth of goods seized from career criminals since 2007.
Under the Proceeds of Crime Act, police can seize any cash or goods if they are believed to be criminal property or being used to commit crime.
As part of Chief Constable Mike Craik's pledge of Total Policing, Northumbria has taken every opportunity to use these powers.
The 48-hour push is designed to highlight the work of the force's financial investigators, which takes place all year round.
CRIME DOESN’T PAY
We need the help of local communities to enable us to carry on targeting those people who cause the most disruption in our neighbourhoods.
If you have any information you think could help us track down these criminal then contact us on 03456 043 043 or call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.
You will not have to give your name, nor will you have to give evidence in court.
All we need is a tip-off that someone is worth a closer look - just give us the information and we will do the rest.
HOW IT WORKS
Under the Proceeds of Crime Act, we can seize any cash or goods if they're believed to be criminal property or being used to commit crime.