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Handling Stolen Goods

It is tempting to buy cheap goods, but the real price of your bargain is a victim crime – an elderly lady has been burgled, a child has had their bike stolen, another car stereo has been ripped out.


So the next time you’re browsing a boot fair, online auction site or offered cheap goods elsewhere, consider this. £20 for a car stereo might seem like a great deal, and it is – the person who it was stolen from paid a lot more.


If you aren't sure where the item you're buying has come from, please don’t buy it.

Tell us where and when you saw these goods for sale by calling:


Telephone 101

Or, if you would like to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on:


Telephone 0800 555 111