West Thornton team help hospital workers protect valuables
27 September 2012
Officers from the West Thornton Team have been holding regular drop in surgeries for the public and staff at Croydon University Hospital to help people protect their mobile phones from thieves.
Since the beginning of August 2012 the SNT has held fortnightly surgeries to raise awareness amongst the public and staff about theft and to show them how to register their smart and mobile phones on to the Immobilise website.
"by making the staff aware of what to look out for we can make life more difficult for thieves"
During the surgeries at the hospital, they have helped people register more than 100 phones onto the immobilise database, which helps police identify where people are in possession of stolen phones and to return them to the rightful owner.
The team will also be speaking to doctors, nurses and staff at the hospital to give them further personal safety advice and tips on how to keep their valuables safe.
Sergeant James Hodges, from the West Thornton SNT said:
“These surgeries have helped us to raise awareness, particularly amongst those who work at the hospital, about keeping their valuables safe. Obviously a lot of people visit the hospital and thefts do happen, so getting them to register their phones on the immobilise database can make life much more difficult for those looking to commit crime in the area.”
To find out about future drop in sessions and surgeries being held by the West Thornton SNT, visit their team webpage (link on right of this page).