The public’s response to the release of the new Riot Round-Up poster earlier today has been overwhelming, according to the VPD.
Sergeant Howard Chow with the Integrated Riot Investigation Team (IRIT) issued an update late this afternoon saying, “The 35,000 posters our army of volunteers have been handing out have already had a major impact. We’ve been receiving tips all afternoon regarding the photos in the poster.”
Volunteers handing out the posters have been met with a positive response, as in several instances where employees at local businesses have taken away stacks of posters to hand out to their staff members. Volunteers have also been approached by people who think they recognize someone in the poster.
Anyone with information is asked to go to the riot2011.vpd.ca website where they can help identify suspected rioters.