The police have taken to social media with operation inheritance to help widen the fight against theft.
Officers will use Facebook and twitter to send out warnings and information about stolen goods.
Op Inheritance was set up in 2012 and has now taken to social media: www.facebook.com/opinheritance and @opinheritance on Twitter.
Plymouth Police Community Support Officer Trystan Fentem, from the Op Inheritance team, said: “Operation Inheritance has seen many successes in the last four years but by using social media we aim to reach a far greater audience.
“Posting on Twitter and Facebook enables us to ‘advertise’ stolen property to the public across Devon and Cornwall who can tell us if they have been offered these items for sale or had goods taken from them.
“We are able to post about recovered property to try and trace the rightful owners, warn traders and the public about stolen items that may be coming onto the market, and to locate missing property that may have been used in a crime.
“We hope that through social media people will be encouraged to come forward with information if they have seen or know anything about stolen property.
“By using social media we aim to trace many more items that have been reported as stolen to Devon and Cornwall Police and, in turn, perform prompt and effective investigations leading to positive results.”
If you know the whereabouts of any property posted on the sites please call Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 quoting the relevant crime reference number.