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Melbourne Cold Case Reward Raised By $1 Million

The family of Christos Saristavros, the founder of Poseidon Dips, has put up $1 million for information leading to his killer's conviction.

Christos Saristavros was shot in the head, aged 44, on the 22nd of October, 2000 as he returned to his car in Box Hill.


Saristavros was with his wife, after attending a charity function.

"Find dad's killer and the money is yours. We want to close this chapter in our lives. Anyone who helps us get to that point will get the reward - they deserve it," his son Stavros Saristavros said to the Herald Sun.

"The reward is a great incentive for justice. We are not running a contest giveaway or a prize -- it's for justice," Mr Saristavros.

Victoria Police is also offering $100,000 to anyone who helps find the shooter.

In a 2003 inquest following the death, Police detectives were unable to exclude an Asian man seen at a 7-11 store as a suspect.

Police believe that he decided not to rob the store as there was another Asian male doing photocopying at the time, before then trying to rob Christos Saristavros instead.

Police have released a computer image of a man they wish to speak to in relation to this case.


If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via

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