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Officers marking property at Merry Hill today
8:10am Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in News
POLICE officers will be stopping off at Merry Hill today to security mark shoppers’ property.
The team will be manning a stall in the shopping centre between 11.30am and 6pm, where they will be able to help members of the public register their items on the national property register Immobilise.
Officers will also be visiting electrical goods shops to publicise the database and issue them with a stamp, which can be used on till receipts with details on how to register their new goods on the register.
The database logs goods with an identifiable mark including phones, I-pads, bikes and laptops, so if they are lost or stolen and are found, they can be returned quickly and easily.
Officers will also be promoting the database in Sedgely, Dudley, Stourbridge, Halesowen and Brierley Hill town centres.
Second hand stores such as Cash Converters, Cash Generator and Cex, have also signed up to the CheckMEND database, which links up with Immobilise.
Store staff can search the CheckMEND database, which will generate a unique number, which can then be issued to a potential buyer to prove at the time of purchase the item was not previously reported lost or stolen.
Shops taking part in the scheme will also be given a ‘We don't buy stolen goods' sticker to display.
Goods can be registered by visiting immobilise.com