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Monday, December 17, 2012

Scheme aims to unite stolen goods with owners

An initiative which is aimed at helping to reunite owners with lost or stolen property has now been extended to Denbighshire.
The Immobilise register, which was launched in Bangor during the summer, is an online tool where people can register items such as mobile phones free of charge.
Once an item has been registered, officers can access the database to trace the owners of any property they may recover.
Other valuable items such as iPads, laptops, iPods, game consoles, cameras and satellite navigation systems can also be registered with Immobilise.
“The free Immobilise property registration service is a very powerful tool in the fight against crime,” said Inspector Julie Sheard from the North Wales Police Community Safety Department.
“We are urging people to register their property, in particular items such as mobile phones onto the Immobilise database. It only takes a few minutes and if your property is stolen and later recovered, there is a greater chance of it being returned.”
“Once you have opened a free account on Immobilise, it is important to keep it up to date, either in notifying the system that an item has been lost or stolen or in registering new items that you have purchased.”
She added: “The more people that register their phones on the Immobilise website, the better chance we have of tracking down criminals and returning stolen property back to its rightful owner.”
Immobilise is used by various police forces all over the country and has proved to be a popular tool in deterring crime.

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