North Wales Police are encouraging students to protect their mobile phones with a new online service.
Immobilise is a free service which allows you to register your valuable items such as your mobile phone, iPod, sat nav, games console, laptop and camera. Registered items are put onto a database that allows the police to trace their owners if recovered.
“We are urging all students 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.” said Chief Inspector Andrew Williams of North Wales Police.
The service has been used by police forces across Great Britain and has been well received as a powerful tool for combatting crime. The police believe that the more people that sign up for the service, the better chance they will have of detecting criminals and getting the stolen goods back to their rightful owners.
North Wales Police are working in partnership with a number of stores across Bangor to spread the message of the Immobilise service. Stores such as Orange, Currys/PC World, Phones 4 U and Tesco have agreed to distribute Immobilise leaflets to people buying new phones.
““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.” said Chief Inspector Williams.
It is quick and easy to register your software with the free service which can be accessed at www.immobilise.com