This memo to all staff from millionaire pollster Gary Morgan might have gone out on 1 April but it was no joke:
Crooks in Action at 384 Flinders Lane
Attached are photos of three men (taking their loot) who recently burgled 384 Flinders Lane. If you see them, please call the police at the Melbourne Crime Desk: 9247 3761 or 9247 5413. The reference no. is LEDR 56151. Alternately you could call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. All staff must ensure external doors are closed at all times.
The Age and the Herald Sun have both refused to publish the pictures, so community conscious Crikey has leapt into the void and sent the pictures to the nation’s most powerful and connected email list as part of a special Crikey Crime Stoppers service.
This is one occasion when we will condone on-passing of our material. If you recognise any of these crooks, give the cops a ring and help clean up the streets. Similarly, if the mainstream media won’t cooperate in promoting a worthy cause, just drop Crikey a line at [email protected] .
We like big and small issues. Gary Morgan’s colourful letters about important issues such as possum culling in the Fitzroy Gardens, which The Age and the Herald Sun refused to run, featured in Crikey last year.