Police ask residents to record serial numbers
Charlottetown police have a program to help officers recover the most popular home electronics taken in break and enters.
The number of car and home break-ins increase in the summer, and police say computers, iPods and Xboxes are easy targets for thieves.
A new police program is designed to make it easier to track down the true owners of electronics recovered by officers.
"People can pick up a pamphlet, fill out the pamphlet with their belongings, electronics," says Deputy Chief Gary McGuigan.
"We will give them a sticker, two stickers to put on their homes that tells people all the items in this house have been marked, so should they become lost or stolen, it just gives us a recourse to go find those things."
McGuigan says people should also be sure to lock the doors in their homes and vehicles.