A Burnaby man has found out just how small the world has become because of the Internet.
Port Moody police have reunited a break-in victim with a camera memory card filled with pictures from a family vacation.
The story began last month when the department sent out a tweet asking if anyone knew a couple in a picture pulled from a memory card recovered from a property crime investigation last November. Local media jumped on the story, posting the picture both in print and online. That's when the tale took a turn for the good.
Within two days of the appeal hitting the news, police received a call from someone in the Tri-Cities who knew the people pictured. The department quickly tracked down and returned the memory card to its rightful owner.
Port Moody police spokesperson Luke Van Winkel said the man, who was not identified, was inundated by calls from friends who saw his picture online and in the paper.
"A lot times we recover items and we really have no means of tracking them," he told The NOW, noting the break-in occurred more than a year ago. "No insurance company can pay you back for the moments of your life that are saved."
Now the department is hoping for a second happy ending with another lost item.
Police recovered a box of jewelry found at the IGA grocery store in Newport Village on Jan. 22. Anyone who lost or might know someone who lost the jewelry is being asked to contact the department at 604-461-3456 and reference file No. 2013-400.