The Teeside Gazette Live, has reported that youngsters who receive a mobile phone this Christmas should take steps to foil potential thieves.
Middlesbrough Police, in conjunction with the Safer Middlesbrough Partnership and Safe in Tees Valley, are putting out a pre-Christmas message to encourage all owners of new mobile phones are registered with the website www.immobilise.com, which can store unique details of personal mobile phones, such as serial numbers.
Detective Chief Inspector Shane Sellers, of Middlesbrough Police, said:
Last year 835 mobile phones were reported stolen in the district.
Registering mobile phones on the www.immobilise.com website should have an impact in reducing this figure, particularly where phones have been stolen, as the phone can very quickly be blocked on the UK network, rendering it useless to the thief.
Safe in Tees Valley will be taking the message into schools and colleges to promote the message to the customers who are often most affected by mobile thefts.
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