Detective Inspector Peter Duance from SA Police State Intelligence Branch makes a public plea for information on the wanted criminals today.

Across Australia, police have released the images and details of 17 of the country's most wanted fugitives.

As part of nation-wide 'Operation Roam', the details have been released in the hope someone will recognise those wanted, as many are believed to travel from state to state.

Many are being sought by more than one police jurisdiction.

Chairman of Crime Stoppers Australia, Tony Carter, said police are calling on the eyes and ears of the community for help.

"These people must live somewhere, they have neighbours,"

"How well do you know what your neighbour is up to, or has been up to?"

"Did they relocate from interstate and leave a crime legacy behind?"

Operation Roam is a nation wide police venture that begins today and will wrap up on Monday August 15.

Detective Inspector Peter Duance from SA Police's State Intelligence Branch told a media conference this morning those on the list are of particular interest because of recent information officers had received on their movements.

"We’ve conducted an extensive search for those persons in South Australia and we believe they may have fled South Australia," he said.

"So we’re asking our counterparts from interstate police jurisdictions to assist us in locating them."

"These are about people who have more recently left South Australia, more recent information that they have left South Australia."

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