MOBILE phone owners have been urged to tap into extra security systems.
Police have advised people to download tracking applications for their mobiles, such as Apple’s Find My iPhone app, which can trace phones if they are lost or stolen.
Anyone who cannot access such measures should register their phone with national property register Immobilise to ensure it can be returned to the rightful owner if it is stolen and subsequently recovered by police.
People should also note down the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, which can be used to stop thieves from using stolen phones.
To find the IMEI number type *#06# into your phone.