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Report a theft

A person commits theft if they dishonestly take property belonging to someone else and have no intention of giving it back.

Theft includes personal belongings, such as wallets, mobile phones, and vehicles and their parts such as their catalytic converters.

When reporting a theft, provide as many details as you can, such as: 

  • how did the suspect obtain the property?
  • were any tools or weapons used?
  • when did the theft happen?
  • where are the offenders now or did you see which direction they left in?
  • does the property or vehicle have a unique number that could help us to identify it, such as a serial or registration number?

Theft in progress

Call 999 if a theft is in progress.

How do I report…

Stolen vehicles

To report a stolen vehicle, fill in the stolen vehicle form.

Identity theft

Identity fraud or ID theft involves the use of a person’s stolen details to commit a crime. Find out how to report fraud.


You can report shoplifting in your store using our report shoplifting form.

Fuel theft

Fuel theft is when a customer leaves a petrol station or garage forecourt without paying for the fuel. Find out how to report fuel theft.

Parcel theft

Doorstep parcel thefts can be reported via the report parcel theft form.

All other thefts

To report a stolen property or theft which is not listed above, you can do it:

To report this incident anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or fill in their online form.

Register your property

To register valuable or stolen items, visit the Immobilise website.

Crime prevention advice

Read our advice on how to secure your home and property.

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