PORT MOODY — They are the memories of a once-in-a-lifetime trip captured on camera, and now Port Moody police are hoping to reunite the pictures with their rightful owners.
The department is asking for the public’s help in tracking down the person or couple who might have had their digital memory card stolen.
Police said the memory card was one of several cards and pieces of identification recovered from a search warrant related to property crimes back in November.
Port Moody police spokesperson Luke Van Winkel said the card contains a large number of vacation photos.
“There are pictures of what looks like a trip to India and other places, so I’m sure these people would love to have them back,” he told The NOW, adding police presume there was a camera that went with the photos.
He said investigators don’t know who the people in the pictures are, where they may be from and when the images were taken.
“They could be from anywhere, unfortunately,” Van Winkel said.
The department sent out this tweet accompanied by a picture of a couple on Sunday in an effort to get tips: “Do you know these people? We are trying to return some property to them.”
Van Winkel said it’s hard to say whether police will ultimately be able to find the owners, but suggested with the Internet and social media, they are hoping someone may recognize the couple.
He also recommended that if people happen to lose or have property stolen, it would be worth calling the local police or city hall to see if the items were turned in.
It’s not the first time the department has made a public appeal to find the owners of potential stolen property.
Last week, police were looking for owners of a suitcase filled with 100 pounds of frozen meat.
So far, no one has claimed the suitcase or its contents.