In the Media

Crimestoppers urges teenagers to 'nick wallets'

PUBLISHED December 9, 2004

Phone hotline charity Crimestoppers has decided the best way it can persuade cynical urban teenagers to carry its contact number is to bait them into stealing it.

Crimestoppers, an independent crime prevention charity, placed 900 black wallets emblazoned with the words "nick me" on the streets outside schools in London boroughs last month, hoping local youths who can provide vital tipoffs about crimes would pick them up.