Victims of theft or burglary often find themselves feeling overwhelmed from the sense of loss. Even more overwhelming is the fact that too often stolen items are not able to be traced or recovered. One way to help with this problem is to document your valuables and record serial numbers. Stolen property is usually converted to cash as quickly as it was stolen, and this is done with street sales, pawn shops, flea markets and social media sales apps.
A recorded serial number or owner applied number can very often lead police or insurance investigators back to the rightful owner, and can sometimes provide information on the sale or trade transaction and the person who made it. The few moments spent making the documentation could be invaluable in the event of a loss or theft.
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Remember, YOU are an important partner in the fight against crime!