The Haringey Independent has reported that a stolen mobile phone was returned to its rightful owner thanks to the Immobilise National Property Register.
While on patrol on October 27, in Seven Sisters Road, Tottenham, Haringey police’s safer transport team stopped-and-searched a 31-year-old man.
He was found to be carrying a mobile phone which was traced by the police* on website Immobilise.com to a woman who had reported it as stolen in September.
The man was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and bailed to return to police on Monday, November 9.
PC Matt Fathers, of Haringey Safer Transport team, said:
This shows that by having your valuables registered on immobilise.com, the chances of having you lost or stolen property returned to you, are greater.
The stolen mobile has since been restored to the owner who was very pleased.
The free website allows users to register all of their valuables by serial number inlcuding mobile phones, laptops and even bikes.
If the property is stolen you can use the site to alert police, insurers or second-hand traders so that if they come across the goods they can be returned and help catch criminals.
To read the source report in full please go to: Haringley Independent
* The police search the Immobilise National Property Register and other information via their own search portal the NMPR.