Police in Cambridge have been encouraging residents and students to make use of the Immobilise property registration system. In response to recent arrests made following a series of muggings Police Liaision Officer Carol Langton said that students should not get “complacent” and should always “be aware of their surroundings and not advertise personal effects”.
She also stressed the importance of registering property on www.immobilise.com:
We’ve successfully tracked down the owners of items we’ve retrieved. It does actually work.
Detective Inspector Adam Gallop added:
We would ask people in the area to take sensible precautions with regard to personal safety: stick to well-lit areas, don’t carry large amounts of cash and don’t advertise the fact that you may be carrying items such as ipods and MP3 players.
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