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Metro helps residents protect their property

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A Saturday morning visit from Metro police - it's a new effort to get the Savannah Apartment complex onboard with the Leads Online Program

"It allows citizens to electronically store their serial numbers and photos of items that are important to them with the hopes of reducing crimes like burglary and auto burglaries," said Officer Will Seifert with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

More than 500 residents were given a property form where they can list their belongings, which could help police officers find them if the items are stolen.

"Sites like Craigslist, Facebook and a variety of other sites that are out there like Ebay where people can go ahead and sell these items," added Seifert.

The program has been in Las Vegas for two years but this is the first time Metro has targeted areas with theft problems specifically to sign people up.

"Our plan is to get out in front of it before it becomes a bigger problem. We've seen an increase here," added Seifert.

"It's very good. It will discourage any criminals trying to rob your place. I think that's the idea to get them off that," said Jeff McPheteridge, a local resident.

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