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How Crimestoppers is still helping Albuquerque solve crime


The origin story of Albuquerque’s Crime Stoppers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Fear of retribution is one of the main reasons people hesitate to report their crimes. But in Albuquerque and around the country, tipsters can remain completely anonymous to Crime Stoppers and receive reward money in exchange for helping law enforcement solve crimes.

The original story of Crime Stoppers begins with the murder of a gas station attendant in Albuquerque in 1976 and a detective trying to collect his own cash and generate leads from the public. It worked.

Today, the program has evolved with technology and grown nationwide. How often do investigators rely on anonymous tips these days? How much prize money is being paid?

This week on the New Mexico News Podcast, Chris and Gabby sit down Crime Stoppers Spokesperson, Alicia Hernandez to discuss how the program works and how important it has become.

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If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about who should be interviewed on the podcast, let us know! Email hosts at chris.mckee@krqe.com or gabrielle.burkhart@krqe.com.


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