A community group on Facebook managed to track down a stolen Range Rover less than an hour after thieves decided to help themselves to the high-value car.
In a post that was shared in the group, the victim of the theft said:
‘Car stolen!!! Anyone on a look out for a stolen car around Billericay, Black Range Rover Evoque.
‘Stolen off the drive about 11.15 am.
‘Keep a look out!!’.
Within minutes, another member of the group, that has over 40k members, posted: ‘It is parked in Homefield Close at the moment’.
The victim then asked the person who posted the location of his stolen car where exactly the vehicle was.
The victim later confirmed that he had recovered his vehicle as other group members shared pictures of the male who was spotted leaving the stolen car.
Community Groups on social media are often used as a quick way of disseminating information about crimes which have recently taken place.
Similar community groups are also helping to disrupt criminal behaviour as images of suspects involved in a variety of crimes are circulated quickly and effectively within such groups.
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