Henderson Police officers were stationed outside a consumer electronics store on Black Friday to help shoppers record the serial numbers of their purchases with an online property inventory service during Operation ReportIt.
Officers armed with laptop computers will be posted at Best Buy, located at 611 Marks St., on Friday, November 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Customers will be able to create a secure online account and register the serial number of their purchases using ReportIt.
ReportIt is a free citizen property inventory system that lets people securely store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures and scans of receipts so that their items may be more easily identified in the event of theft or loss. Each ReportIt account can store up to 100 items and is only accessible by the account holder using a username and password.
When police recover a stolen item that has been registered with ReportIt, the rightful owner will receive an email letting them know the property has been found. By registering their property with ReportIt, victims of theft increase the probability that police will be able to catch the perpetrators and recover stolen items.
The service is offered at no charge to local residents by LeadsOnline, a technology service used by local law enforcement to help identify stolen items.
Police suggest consumers register such items as televisions, computers, printers, video game units, stereos, power tools, jewelry, bicycles, cameras, and any kind of small electronic device. These are the types of items burglars typically look for when breaking into homes and vehicles.