Advice

Theft of passenger property

Keep your luggage and other belongings with you all the time when travelling on public transport or when waiting at the bus stop, tram stop or railway station.

Don't keep valuable items in bags - try and keep them on your person and out of sight. 

Never leave items of property unattended – even for a few minutes – they could be taken by an opportunist thief.

If you have to store bags in luggage compartments whilst on your journey, make sure to keep an eye on them regularly during the journey, especially when people are getting on and off at stops or stations.

Bikes

Park your cycle where it can be seen in a designated parking facility. Try not to leave it in the same place every day

Lock your cycle securely - lock both wheels and the frame to the cycle stand or another immoveable object

Use high quality locking devices, such as those approved by Sold Secure

Take removable items with you - such as lights, pump, panniers etc.

Permanently mark your cycle so that you can be traced if it is ever recovered after being lost or stolen

Register your cycle with a recognised registration scheme such as BikeRegister

Protect your phone, tablets and gadgets

Install a tracker application on your phone and tablet devices, which could help trace them in the event of a theft.

Stay alert and aware of what's going on around you when using your phone in public.

Register your gadgets at the Immoibilise website - http://www.immobilise.com/.

Keep a record of the unique reference number (IMEI) on your phone or tablet. To get this on your phone, dial *#06#. For tablets, check your settings or consult your user manual.

Always use your phone's security lock or PIN number.

Use an ultra violet property marker to write your post code and house number on valuable possessions.