Norwich Traders’ Against Crime
Second hand traders in Norwich are being urged to help police in the fight against crime.
Officers are encouraging second hand shops to sign up to a scheme under Norwich Traders’ Against Crime (NORTAC) which will help them avoid buying stolen goods and alert police to suspicious activity.
Traders involved in the initiative will be given advice on how to recognise stolen goods and what they should do if they believe they are being offered illegitimate items.
PC Christine Fuell said: "Many thieves steal items to sell on and make money and can often use second hand shops to quickly exchange goods for cash.
"This scheme will help traders protect themselves from buying stolen goods and ultimately make it more difficult for thieves to get rid of the property they are illegally in possession of.
"Traders will also have the opportunity to become the ears and eyes of their local community and to share any information about people selling off goods suspiciously.
"I would encourage any traders interested in getting involved to contact me.”
For further information contact PC Christine Fuell at Bethel Street Police Station on 101.