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April 17, 2009 16:04 ET

Toronto Crime Stoppers Issues UNDERGROUND ALERT

Toronto Crime Stoppers escalates hunt for 8 Year old girl by issuing an UNDERGROUND ALERT on the Onestop Toronto Transit Commission’s Digital Display Network

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor TORONTO/ ONTARIO / PRESS RELEASE--(Marketwire - April 17, 2009) - In response to the ground search for missing eight-year-old girl coming to an end recently in Woodstock, Ontario, Crime Stoppers quickly teamed up with ONESTOP Media Group to issue an UNDERGROUND ALERT on the Onestop's TTC Network. Made up of over 300 digital displays, the ONESTOP TTC Network will message over a million people daily about Victoria "Tori" Stafford's disappearance by displaying pictures, video and a plea to call or email tips to Crime Stoppers.

The UNDERGROUND ALERT for Tori on the ONESTOP TTC Network stands as testimony to Crime Stoppers and Toronto Police Services continued commitment to finding the missing child by expanding their search beyond the Woodstock community using new and innovative search tactics that go beyond traditional media methods.

Crime Stoppers Lorne Simon, says "We are very proud of our partnership with Onestop. It's unique because it allows Crime Stoppers to message over a million people in the TTC daily, and in the case of emergency situations like Tori's, instantly!

Crime Stoppers' Public Service Announcements play regularly on the TTC ONESTOP Network up to 6 times per hour. In emergency situations, such as Tori's, an UNDERGROUND ALERT was disseminated to millions within minutes of receiving the request.

Michael Girgis, President of ONESTOP Media Group adds, "The success of instant messaging capabilities using ONESTOP's TTC Network was seen in 2007 with Child Find, when a tip lead to the return of a young girl who went missing. Her picture was instantly posted on the screens on TTC platforms; somebody recognized her and called the 24-hour Toll Free Crime Stoppers line, bringing the girl home two days later. Hopefully the same will come true for Tori."

If you have any information about the disappearance of Victoria "Tori" Stafford, please call Crime Stoppers. If your tip leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a cash reward. You will never have to give your name, testify in court and Crime Stoppers doesn't have call display. Call Crime Stoppers locally at 416-222-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS.
/For further information: Toronto Crime Stoppers ( is a unique partnership between the community, police, and local media. The program is dedicated to providing the public with opportunities to actively engage in fighting crime. Crime Stoppers encourages the Toronto community to assist police by offering anonymous tips. In 2005, over 7000 public tips aided in 415 arrests.
ONESTOP Media Group (OMG) is an internationally recognized, award-winning, Out-of-Home Digital Media company. OMG is a world leader in the development, operation, and innovation of digital media networks for the mass transit, retail, hospitality and education industries. Experience, innovation and flawless operation are the three pillars that drive ONESTOP’s success and industry leadership.

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