Where’s your phone?

City of London Police issue a timely reminder that thieves do not take a break during the Christmas festivities. The attached leaflet raises awareness of the risk of having your mobile stolen as they are dealing with many reports of phone theft. Many of the thefts are taking place during the day in shops and cafes but at night the problem moves to bars and nightclubs.

Their advice:

Be discreet when using your phone; don’t leave it on the table in a bar or restaurant, and don’t leave your bags unattended.

If your phone is stolen, call your service provider and quote your 15 digit IMEI number (or in some cases, the last 9 digits of your SIM card number). You can find your IMEI number by dialling *#06# from your phone. Using this information, your service provider will be able to isolate your phone so it cannot be used.

Register your phone and other property at www.immobilise.com

– it can help police return your property to you and catch thieves.

Use the keypad lock facility on your phone when you are not using it – if it is stolen, at least the thief cannot immediately access your network.

If your phone has just been stolen and the suspect is still in the area call police on 999. If your phone has been stolen and the suspect is no longer in the area, report it by calling 101, the non-emergency police number.