Stolen goods are put on web in bid to find owners

police tape
police tape

SNAPS of stolen jewellery have been posted on the social networking site Facebook in a bid to reunite owners with their property.

Police have released pictures of thousands of items, mainly jewellery, believed to have been snatched in burglaries across the country.

It is part of a national campaign called Operation Pop.

A video of the goods have also been posted on YouTube.

Among the items is a large haul of Asian jewellery that was seized when officers stopped a vehicle on the M40 between Oxford and London on May 18.

Around 5,000 items were seized, including jewellery, watches and paintings.

Detective Chief Inspector Liz Hanlon, who is in charge of Operation Pop, said: “A phenomenal amount of property has been seized. I am sure the majority of it will have sentimental value and some people may have believed they would never see their personal belongings again. It is our aim to reunite people with them.”

Since May a dedicated team of officers have had the painstaking task of going through the items to record and photograph them.

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