Police in Lancashire are advising people to register or property mark valuable gifts they receive this Christmas so they can be returned if lost or stolen.
Flat screen TVs, MP3 players, Sat-Navs, laptops and mobile phones all feature on letters to Santa this Christmas. Unfortunately they are also top of the most wanted lists of burglars, robbers and thieves,
said a force spokesman.
On www.immobilise.com owners can register details of lost prized possessions on a database. Police can then access this and check against items found or recovered from suspected criminals.
The online service is free, quick and easy to use.
Police say items marked as registered with Immobilise are less likely to be stolen and households displaying stickers less likely to be targeted by burglars.
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