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Theft checklist

If you’ve had things stolen through a burglaryrobberyfraud or similar crime, there are things you can do to help reduce the harm or loss you suffer.

Here’s a checklist of things to think about and suggestions for how to deal with them.


If your house keys have been stolen it’s a good idea to get your locks changed, especially if the thief knows where you live. While changing your locks can be expensive, it will stop a criminal getting easy access to your property and can give you peace of mind. You should also contact your insurance company, as they may be able to help you with the costs of changing the locks.

Car keys

Driving licence

Credit and debit cards

Credit / bank card fraud

Savings book and cheque book

Uncashed cheques or money orders



Overseas passport or identity cards

Library tickets and cards

Student ID

Travel passes

Prescription drugs

Mobile phones

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