Protect your Mobile Phone with Immobilise
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.
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
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.
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