Police engage with store customers

A successful day was had as police community support officers marked people’s possession to help raise awareness and prevent crime.

THE POLICE held a community day marking people’s valuable items and raising awareness of crime.

Police community support officers Sarah Todd and Rebecca Tanner engaged with customers at Bideford Tesco on April 14.

The event saw people’s equipment marked with a special UV marker and warning sticker, and registered on the Police National database.

In the event of the item being stolen, it makes it easier to return them to their owners.


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Tesco community champion, Sallie Mckay-Roper, said: “This was a great event, many of our customers had their mobile phones, iPads/iPods, watches, bicycles and one customer even marked his motorbike.

“The most unusual item of the day was a camera for a dog.”

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The police team also provided the excellent opportunity of engaging with members of the public on other matters such as home security, bogus callers, and personal safety.

Another event will be held at the store in eight to 10 weeks time.

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