East End Cash Converters join cops in stolen goods target
PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 November 2010
POLICE are working with a Cash Converters to help them detect stolen goods that thieves try to offload.
Enfield Police visited staff at the Bethnal Green Road store as part of their cross-borough initiative.
Store staff and officers will share information about goods which be also be made available to Tower Hamlets police.
It is thought criminals are using the cash-for-goods business to get rid of property stolen from burglaries and robberies.
Cash Converters uses an identification policy requiring all its customers to provide up-to-date ID.
The store also logs all transactions so those deemed suspicious can be referred to the police.
Simon Hare, area manager of Cash Converters, said: “This provides a clear, two-way communication between the police and the store.
“We certainly do not want stolen property brought into our stores and we are pleased to be working with Enfield Police to deter criminals from trying to pass them on.”