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Top cop says a new tip line is in the works to help solve crime

Newark Police Department Director Garry McCarthy. (ED MURRAY/THE STAR-LEDGER)

Newark Police Department Director Garry McCarthy. (ED MURRAY/THE STAR-LEDGER)

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Updated: February 24, 2013 10:10AM

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Saturday the department is working on creating a new anonymous tip line program.

At a press conference to announce charges for two separate murders, the top cop said, “One of the things we know we can do is get more information from the public by setting up anonymous tip lines with reward systems. That’s something that we’re working on right now, it should be rolled out very quickly.”

McCarthy declined to provide details because it’s “a concept that hasn’t been developed yet.”

“It’s in the works. Were going to have something significant and it’s going to be a little bit different, modeled on some things that we’ve seen across the country.”

An anonymous tip helped lead police to the alleged gunman in one of the murders discussed Saturday.

Larry Luellen Jr. is accused of killing Frances Colon, a Clemente High School senior.

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