Face­book helps snap thieves

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WHEN Roma pho­tog­ra­pher Sa­man­tha All­wood’s cam­era bag and equip­ment went missing last week, she had lit­tle hope she would ever see them again.

How­ever, thanks to the dili­gence of the Roma po­lice and com­mu­nity as­sis­tance, the items have been re­turned to their right­ful owner, al­beit a lit­tle dusty.

Mrs All­wood said if it wasn’t for the ef­forts from po­lice and the com­mu­nity, plus a lucky spot on so­cial me­dia, there may have been a dif­fer­ent out­come.

“It was just lucky that I hap­pened to scroll through Face­book and I no­ticed that in pho­tos from the league on Sun­day there were two boys in the back­ground with my cam­era bag.”

A re­port from a wit­ness helped con­firm the iden­tity of the males and po­lice were able to re­cover the equip­ment.

Roma act­ing of­fi­cer in charge Cian Ja­cobs said the re­cov­ery of the items and fol­low­ing ar­rest of the two ac­cused was the re­sult of a con­certed ef­fort be­tween po­lice and the com­mu­nity.

FUN: Cun­na­mulla Fella Fes­ti­val mu­si­cians.

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