Protect your Mobile Phone with ImmobilisePhotograph of mobile phone shop representatives with officers in Rhyl

17/12/2012

An initiative which is aimed at helping to reunite owners with lost or stolen property has now been extended to Conwy and 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.

 

Photograph of mobile phone shop representatives with police“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.

 

Many stores in Llandudno and Rhyl are supportive of the scheme including Three, EE, Vodafone, O2, Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U. They have all agreed to distribute Immobilise leaflets to anybody purchasing a mobile phone from their stores.

 

Inspector Sheard added: “We are very grateful to the stores for supporting us with promoting this initiative. Together, we can take positive steps to deter the buying and selling of stolen goods.”

Register your property for free at Immobilise and improve your chances of getting it back if it’s ever lost or stolen.

 

Photos:

 

The top photograph taken in Rhyl shows Terry Wynne (Carphone Warehouse), Rob Jones (Vodafone), Nick Curry (O2), Sam Ellis (EE), a representative from Phones 4 u and PCSO Phil Harrison and PCSO Liam Jones.

 

The bottom photograph taken in Llandudno shows Rachel Williams (EE), Jonny Jones (Three), Dan Winter (O2), Rikki Fyfe (Vodafone), Sue Nash (Victoria Shopping Centre), PCSO Sarah Curry who covers the Llandudno Town area, PCSO Michelle Williams, PCSO Francis Long and Ifan Hughes from the Community Safety Team.

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