Police officers are offering people the chance to have their car number plates fitted with special screws and bicycles coded to help keep car and bike theft down.
Members of Lea Neighbourhood policing team will be outside Homebase at Preston Docks tomorrow between 10am and 4pm, where they will fit the screws.
The screws make it more difficult for thieves to steal registration numbers, which thieves then use to commit crimes such as drive offs from petrol stations.
If people bring along the IMEI, serial or frame numbers of their valuables, police will register their items for free onto the National Property Register www.immobilise.com. The website enables police to check any items they recover against the database and if it has been registered they can easily identify the owner and return the property to them, even if it hasn’t been reported stolen.
Sgt Scott Archer said: “The event is an opportunity for people to make sure their valuables are protected and at less risk of being stolen.
“While the service provided will be done for free, we’re asking members of the public to make a donation towards local charity St Catherine’s Hospice.”
Special Constabulary officers will also be offering advice on volunteering to become a special constable as part of the force’s recruitment drive.
More information can be found at www.lancashire.police.uk/recruitment/special-constable.