Tuesday, 29 May 2012 - 10:22am |
National News

Stole Me gets thumbs up from Police

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Police have put their support behind a new website launched today to help people recover their stolen property.

www.stoleme.co.nz aims to reunite people with their lost or stolen property or pets by creating a forum for people to post photographs and descriptions of their missing property.

National manager Crime Prevention, Superintendent Bruce Bird says the website is a non-commercial enterprise and fits in well with the police online stolen vehicle and stolen boat databases.

"Our stolen vehicle database was launched earlier this year and it's been extremely well received by the public with over 260,000 stolen vehicle searches.

"I'm sure the online community will welcome the service that Stole Me provides."

The public and businesses are able to list their lost or stolen items to increase visibility, prevent re-sale, and ultimately aid recovery of the items.

It can also be used by prospective buyers or traders of second hand goods, to reduce the risk of buying or trading stolen goods.

The website also has the support of the Crime Prevention Partnership Forum, a collaborative partnership between Police and business, working together to prevent and disrupt crime.

A link to the Stole Me site is on the police website www.police.govt.nz


Jane Archibald
Police Public Affairs
027 568 0267

For more information about StoleMe contact
Angela Thomas
Business Development Manager
027 226 9366