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Surrey Police is appealing for help in tracking down the owner of an expensive camera by publishing one of more than 2,000 photos of a family holiday in America found on the memory card.
The camera was one of several recovered following the arrest of a man on suspicion of going equipped for burglary in Caterham in December 2011. Police have already trawled through 9,000 images found on one of the other cameras and managed to identify the owner using the registration number of a camper van pictured in one of the photos.
However, despite going through all 2,000 images, officers have been unable to identify the family pictured in the holiday snaps.
Detective Constable Phil Leaver, who is investigating the incident, said: "We managed to trace the owner of one of the cameras by the registration number of a vehicle in a photograph. The camera belonged to the camper van owner?s girlfriend and she was delighted to get it back, as it contained holiday photos, as well as pictures from her 30th birthday celebrations.
"We would really like to trace the owner of this other camera as not only will it prove that it was stolen, but it will also reunite a family with their photos, which are irreplaceable and of huge sentimental value.
"We have been through all the images and while it is clear that the majority were taken on holiday in America, there is nothing in any of the photos which gives us any clue who they are.?
DC Leaver is currently investigating a number of burglaries across the Caterham area and believes they may be part of a wider series, with similarities to burglaries in Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Sussex and Kent.
Anyone who recognises the couple in this photo, or with any other information, is asked to contact DC Leaver at Surrey Police on 101. Alternatively, you can pass information anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.