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Gloucester Township Police Begin Using Pinterest to Help Locate Lost and Stolen Items

Gloucester Township residents can now find lost or stolen objects using a popular social media technology.

The Gloucester Township Police Department expanded its use of social media to help the community re-claim recovered lost or stolen property.

Chief Harry Earle announced on Thursday that the Department's Crime Scene / Property Unit has begun to post pictures of recovered property on the #GTPD "Pinterest" social media website.

The property listed on the #GTPD Pinterest website has been recovered as a result of criminal investigations or has been found or turned into the Department as lost property.

The owner(s) of the property listed on the Department's "Pinterest" website are unknown and unidentified. It is the Department's hope that this property will be returned to the rightful owners.

Prior to using the #GTPD "Pinterest" website, people would have to make an appointment to come down to the Police Station to look at the lost or found property.

Now by simply logging into the #GTPD "Pinterest" website, the community can browse through and check the property from their home computer or mobile device.

Recovered property on the website includes bicycles, electronics, jewelry, watches, handbags, and even a kid's baseball glove. Owners will still need to come in and show proof of ownership in order to claim their property if they locate it on the #GTPD "Pinterest" website, but they will be able to browse through what we have. The #GTPD "Pinterest" will be updated regularly.

Gloucester Township Police "Pinterest" website: http://www.pinterest.com/glotwppolice/

This Pinterest site is another way our community can connect with the Gloucester Township Police Department. If you believe we have recovered something that belongs to you, you can email the #GTPD Crime Scene/ Property Unit's Detective Patrick Cunane at pcunane@gtpolice.com or Agent Brian Bates at bbates@gtpolice.com or call 856-374-5713.

--Press release from the Gloucester Township Police Department

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