York police host free property registration road-shows

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York Police and the Safer York Partnership are hosting free property registration events as part of a week-long, national campaign targeting burglary and stolen goods.

Safer York Partnership and North Yorkshire Police have purchased new equipment called Hermes and Apollo which gives officers, volunteers and partners the ability to register property directly to the Immobilise National Property Register.

It also allows officers to scan recovered items and interrogate the National Mobile Property Register to identify if those items have been stolen.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get your valuables registered quickly and for free. Come along to any of the following venues during the week 18 to 24 November 2013:


  • City of York Council West Offices, Station Rise, York 18, 19, 20 November, between 9am and 3pm


  • York Explore Library, Library Square, York 19 November, 1pm to 6pm 22 November, 1pm to 5pm 24 November, 11.30am to 2.30pm


  • Burton Stone Community Centre 20 November, 5pm to 9pm


  • The Groves 20, 22, 23, 24 November officers will offer registration as they patrol the area


  • University of York Library building 20, 21, 22 November, 9am to 3pm


  • York Art Gallery 23 & 24 November, 9am to 3pm


  • York St John University 20 & 22 November, 10am to 2pm


  • Huntington – mobile police office 0 November, 10am to 1pm


  • Heworth Without – mobile police office 21 November, 10am to 1pm


  • Osbaldwick – mobile police office 22 November, 4pm to 8pm


  • Tesco and Maplin on Clifton Moor 23 November

Safer Neighbourhood Commander for York, Superintendent Phil Cain, added: “Often the police recover items during searches or by other means, and it’s not always clear if those goods are stolen. By using the Immobilise register, they can find out instantly. This not only saves officer time, but helps progress investigations and means the rightful owner gets their belongings back.

“These events also offer members of the public an opportunity to meet their local police and community safety partners to get valuable crime prevention advice.”

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