“I love it when a plan comes together”
(famous quote by The A-Team’s Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith.)
Here’s the story on how we help nab a criminal in Windsor.
First, you need to know that in PawnMate which is our Pawn Shop Management Software we have a feature called the Serial Number Watchlist.
This serial number watchlist is an area in the system where pawn shop operators can add items that are reported stolen. For example, maybe you had something stolen and called a local pawn shop to report it. Once the pawn shop enters the information into the system it’s then flagged in our entire network for pawn shops across Canada and US.
The idea is if someone walks into a pawn shop with a stolen item and the serial number is entered into pawnmate, the pawn shop get’s an immediate alert that the item is reported stolen.
This small feature helped nab a camera thief this week in Windsor.
Here’s the quick story about two local pawn shops.
The first local Pawn Shop added a list of cameras from one individual on April 1st. Yesterday Sept 26, that person walked into the second local pawn shop to pawn or sell the camera.
Fortunately, the serial number was flagged in our system and alerted the pawn shop immediately that this item is reported stolen. This pawn shop then reported the person to Windsor Police Service who ended up making an arrest.
You can watch a quick video on the Serial Number Watchlist here.