Police target commuters to register expensive items

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HAMPSHIRE police officers will be boarding trains to speak to commuters about the risk of theft of valuable items in the winter months.

Officers want to ensure that commuter’s homes are not an easy target for thieves.

Many commuters travel on the trains each day with hundreds of pounds worth of electrical items such as laptops and smart phones.

Officers want to ensure that these items are registered so that they can easily be returned to their owners should they be left behind on the train or stolen.

During rush-hour commutes on Monday and Wednesday evening, officers will be boarding trains to talk to commuters and helping to register valuable items.