Register goods or lose them –police

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POLICE are encouraging High Peak and Derbyshire Dales residents to protect their property by registering their valuables on a free national property register.

Items such as mobile phones, laptops, cameras, sat navs, music players and also bicycles are among the items which can be listed with Immobilise, an online property search which can be used by police officers across the country to trace the owners of any property they recover.

Once an item has been registered, officers can use the database to look up identifiable details such as IMEI numbers on mobile phones, serial numbers for electrical equipment or frame numbers for cycles.

Inspector Paul Corton said: “We are urging people to register their property with Immobilise as it just takes a few minutes and if your property is stolen and recovered then there is a greater chance of it being returned and for us to secure a successful prosecution.”

Residents and businesses can use Immobilise free. Sign up online at www.immobilise.com.