Tallahassee, FL – “If it’s real obvious you can find out if its stolen,” states Mark Folmar, Pawn Shop Owner.
Folmar has owned this pawn shop for more than three decades in Tallahassee.
By law, he’s required to report all the items he takes in for the day “identifying marks, serial numbers, model numbers.”
The customer then signs off on it with a name and a thumb print.
This is one way he, along with police work together to make sure your stolen goods will be flagged.
But there is a way you can protect yourself before your tv or computer makes it here.
reportit.leadsonline.com is a database where you can record what you have now, before it’s stolen.
The site let’s you create an account, then list your items with specific descriptions, such as the all-important serial number. That way when it’s found, there’s more of a chance you’ll get it back.
Sgt Robert Digonzalez, states, “so far we’ve linked him to seven residential burglaries an auto theft and a home invasion robbery.”
Just recently, Tallahassee police arrested a man they believe snatched tv’s, guitars, even a monogrammed hand bag.
Thomas Johnson is now charged with several counts of grand theft.
But now police are left combing through all of this to find the owners – a task they say could be easier, had those owners used the database.
Tallahassee, FL – Tallahassee police say there’s a way to arm yourself before you become a victim of theft.
It’s a database where you can go ahead and enter the serial numbers of your items now, so they pop up in an investigation later.
Tallahassee police say just knowing what you own can make all the difference if anything is ever stolen from you, especially those big name items.
They set up a database for you to use to record what you have now, before you lose it.
The site is reportit.leadsonline.com.
Once you have registered and account, you can then enter the serial number and description of things you have, such as your big screen tv, your car, essentially, things that would be targeted should someone ever break into your home.
Once you have your account set up, you’ll be able to access it from anywhere.