Pick up advice on crime prevention

PUBLISHED: 11:48 19 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:27 06 May 2010

SHOPPERS will be able to pick up helpful advice about crime prevention as well as their groceries when they visit one supermarket at the end of the month. Two of Biggleswade s police community support officers will be holding a crime prevention day on the

SHOPPERS will be able to pick up helpful advice about crime prevention as well as their groceries when they visit one supermarket at the end of the month.

Two of Biggleswade's police community support officers will be holding a crime prevention day on the car park at the ASDA supermarket in Church Street, Biggleswade, next Saturday, January 28.

The event, which will run from 10am to 3pm, will allow members of the public to have their property security marked.

The police say people can have almost anything marked by officers including mobile phones, bikes, skateboards, car radios and stereos.

"This is a good initiative especially as many people may have received new mobile phones and bikes at Christmas," said PCSO Debbie Page.

"We need to make it harder for criminals to get rid of or sell stolen property. One of the best ways is to get it security marked with the owner's house number and postcode.

"This helps police officers find the owner's property when stolen goods are recovered."

PCSO Page will be joined by her colleague Sally Good at the event which will also include representatives from Neighbourhood Watch to give advice on protecting homes.

They will also be trying to expand the number of watch areas in Biggleswade by seeking volunteers to start new Neighbourhood Watches.

Anyone wanting their property security marked or bikes security etched needs to take along their address details. Bike owners will also be asked to sign a disclaimer.

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