The National Mobile Crime Unit has asked us remind everyone about the free www.Immobilise.com database. The website contains 27 million accounts and is the best register of lost/stolen personal items in the UK. It’s easy to create an account and the guides for registering items, such as mobile phones, computers, cameras etc. are easy to follow.
The vital detail required is the unique serial number of the lost/stolen item. When Police Officers find property, they check the serial number against the National Register to identify the owner.
You don’t need to have yet lost any items to create a free account and register your possessions, so that the Police anywhere in the UK can intercept stolen items, arrest offenders and, more importantly, return your property to you!
Mobile phones are the most common items lost or stolen and every phone has a 15 digit unique serial number, the IMEI number. Careful recording of this is essential when registering your phone. Once you have registered your own property, please spread the word among family and friends.