We are urging people to get any new gifts they have bought or receive over Christmas registered free with the property logging website www.Immobilise.com.
Doing so will mean your valuables are more likely to be returned if lost or stolen, as well as potentially catching a criminal in possession of stolen goods.
Immobilise is a free secure on-line register of property where you can log your valuables – anything from mobile phones, bikes, tools, electricals and gardening equipment. It's free to register and takes just a few minutes to sign up.
These details can be viewed by every police force across the country allowing officers to check a recovered item and instantly find the owner.
PC Andy Allen, Crime Reduction Officer said:: “At Christmas people get the latest TVs, laptops, tablets, mobiles, games consoles and cycles and they are urged to register these onto www.Immobilise.com.
“Burglars, thieves and people involved in the handling of stolen goods don’t want property linking them to offences. By making property easily identifiable as stolen it makes it much easier to bring criminals to justice.
“Officers check all property recovered for any evidence of property marking and check www.immobilise.com to see if property is registered as stolen. So if the public use the marking pens or register online today, they can assist us greatly in spotting those people involved in criminality.”
Checkout how you could register your valuables on-line in the time it takes to boil the kettle on the video below.