12/05/2012 10:56 am ET

Ed Rogerson, English Police Officer, Used Twitter To Track Down Lost IPad Owner 6,000 Miles Away

North Yorkshire Police

One lucky lady was reunited with her lost iPad thanks to the English police.

Constable Ed Rogerson of the Harrogate, England, police told the Telegraph that the iPad was turned in to the police department early this year and went unclaimed for several months.

Rogerson, however, was convinced that he could find the owner of the iPad through social media.

Police were able to access an image of a flight ticket and several photos of a woman without having to log into the device. So, Rogerson posted one of the photos of Twitter, reported UPI.

After being retweeteed more than 20,000 times, Rogerson was able to find an inactive account for a woman with the same name as the one on the plane ticket. From there he reached out to one of her followers who was able to connect Rogerson with the woman, Jukjik, who had since flown home to Thailand.

"When I started to try and locate the owner of the iPad I had no idea that she'd be in Thailand, but thanks to the power of social media I was able to identify her, make contact with her and arrange to get the property returned," Rogerson told Harrogate News. "The response from the online community was amazing. Thank you to everybody on Twitter who assisted by re-tweeting and giving me tips on how to locate her."

Jukjik, who lives in the Nakhon Ratchasima province of Thailand, was vacationing in England. She was delighted to get her iPad back -- particularly the photographs stored on the device, reported the Telegraph.

"I was very, very pleased and very happy when I heard that my iPad had been found. I can't believe you managed to track me down just through Twitter," said Jukjik.

“Now I can see all the photos I took when I was in England and have a nice reminder of my holiday. A big thank you to PC Rogerson and North Yorkshire Police," she added.


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