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Smartwater - the substance that tracks thieves

A burglary at a building site has prompted police to encourage people to protect their businesses and homes.

Between Saturday 24th May to Tuesday 27th May, a building site near Penrith was burgled.

Two containers had been forced open and expensive power and plant equipment was stolen.

Police recommend using Smartwater which helps to track criminals. It is a forensic property marking kit. On arrest, suspects are checked for traces of the marking system.

Smartwater will dry clear on the offender’s hair, skin and clothes and can last for weeks. Once detected, police can pinpoint it to a location or crime.

“I would urge everyone to mark their property with UV pens or forensic marking kits as it significantly increases the chances of us being able to reunite stolen property with its rightful owner. Make sure you are always vigilant about your home and business security.”

– Claire Stevens, Crime Prevention Officer for Cumbria Constabular