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Police Use Social Media to Reunite Owners with Stolen Property

Published on: 6 Aug, 2013
Updated on: 7 Aug, 2013

Feature Surrey police badge 3A dedicated Surrey Police page has been set up on website Pinterest in a bid to reunite property believed to be stolen with its rightful owners.

A large amount of property, including electrical items, jewellery and watches, was recovered following a search warrant at an address in Croydon last month. The property is believed to have been stolen following burglaries at addresses in Guildford and other Surrey towns including Reigate and Banstead, Epsom, Mole Valley, and Tandridge.

The Pinterst site has many images of stolen goods. Are any yours?

The Pinterst site has many images of stolen goods. Are any yours?

Images of all the property seized are now featured on a Surrey Police page on social media site Pinterest, and victims of burglary are invited to go to the page to see if they recognise any of their valuables.

Detective Constable Victoria Hunter, who is leading the investigation, said: “We have carried out a number of enquiries to try and establish where the property has come from. Pinterest offers an effective, efficient and convenient opportunity to view items at times suitable to the user and is in a format that is widely accessible to the community as a whole. This is the first time that Surrey Police have used this tool and I am hopeful that the response will be positive.”

Letters have been hand delivered to all the victims of dwelling burglaries in targeted areas since January 2013 inviting them to look on the website and identify any property which may have been stolen from their home.

If you would like to view the page, please visit the link below:

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