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Baltimore Police and Metro Crime Stoppers unveiled a new vehicle that the groups hope will encourage more people to provide tips to help solve crimes.
Baltimore Police and Metro Crime Stoppers unveiled a new vehicle that the groups hope will encourage more people to provide tips to help solve crimes. (Baltimore Police Department)

Baltimore Police and Metro Crime Stoppers officials unveiled a new "homicide vehicle" on Monday that they said will be used to encourage citizens to report crimes.

The Chevrolet sport-utility vehicle is outfitted with phone numbers for the police Homicide unit, Metro Crime Stoppers and the city's Gun Bounty Program, which offers cash rewards for crime tips and recovered illegal firearms.

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Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said his department is the first agency in the greater Baltimore area to have a "wrap vehicle" and that it will be present at most homicide scenes to encourage witnesses to assist law enforcement.

"We can't do it by ourselves," Batts said. We need your help."

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