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New online theft alert system launches for scrap industry

It is reported that a brazen art heist in the Washington DC area late last week was solved, thanks to an alert posted by the scrap industry’s online theft alert system.ScrapTheftAlert.com is a free theft notification web site that allows police to send detailed descriptions of stolen items to recycling operations and other law enforcement within a 100 plus mile radius of a theft. The system also allows scrap processors to alert law enforcement when they are offered suspicious materials at the scrap yard. The system currently has over 7,000 subscribers. Nearly 2,500 law enforcement professionals in the US and Canada are registered to use the system.

more via Steel Guru : New online theft alert system launches for scrap industry – 187569 – 2011-01-23.

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