Sep 23, 2013

    Car traced, thanks to social media

    HER Volkswagen Tiguan was stolen when her home was broken into but the bright-yellow car was recovered less than two days later - thanks to social media.

    Public-relations executive Aja Ng said she and her husband were away in Bali for a vacation when their home was broken into.

    The burglars not only carted away some of their belongings, but also drove away her car.

    Ms Ng acted fast by posting a picture of her car and sharing a call for help on her Facebook page which read: "Our house in Bangsar was burgled last night and my car was one of the items stolen. If you spot it, call the cops...Share please!"

    Within minutes, her post was shared by 113 people.Nine hours later, the couple were alerted that the car had been spotted in Damansara Kim, she said on Saturday.

    Ms Ng called the police to inform them of their find but minutes later the car was gone.

    "However, we drove around the Damansara area and, by sheer luck, found the car at a nearby carpark 15 minutes later. We did not let the car out of our sight and quickly called the cops," she said.