York police are holding free events where residents can register their valuables.
Last year Safer York Partnership and North Yorkshire Police purchased new equipment 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 check the National Mobile Property Register to see if they have been stolen.
The system deters thieves, as they struggle to sell on the marked goods, and helps reunite stolen goods with their owners.
Officers from York Safer Neighbourhood Team will be at the following venues to carry out property registration:
Friday, January 31, 4pm to 8pm: Tang Hall Library
Friday, February 7, 10.30am to 12pm: Tang Hall Community Centre
Monday, February 10, 4pm to 8pm: Asda Layerthorpre
Tuesday, February 18, 4pm to 8pm: Morrisons, Foss Island
Police community support officer Katie Richards of York Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “As well as registering their property, these events give people the chance to come and meet their local police team and get some valuable crime prevention advice.
“Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get your valuables registered quickly and for free.”