Stolen car found, thanks to Facebook

Stolen car found, thanks to Facebook
The police forensic team checking Ng's car, which was found near a park in Damansara.

PETALING JAYA - Her beloved 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 Danny Chua were away in Bali, Indonesia for a vacation when their home in Bangsar was broken into.

At that time, only her maid and relative were at home. The robbers not only carted away some of their belongings, but also drove away her car.

Ng said her heart sank when she heard of the incident but she acted fast by posting a picture of her car and sharing the news on her Facebook with the posting which read: "Our house in Bangsar was robbed last night and my car was one of the stolen items. If you spot it, call the cops, if you know of a car syndicate please ask if this car has come up. It's hard to miss. No one was hurt, we are all ok. Share please!".

Within minutes, her post was shared by 113 people.

"We took the first flight back from Bali and arrived in Kuala Lumpur at about 1am on Wednesday.

"We never thought posting the picture (of the car) on Facebook would bear fruit but nine hours later we were alerted that the car had been spotted in Damansara Kim," she said in an interview yesterday.

After tracking down the car, Ng called the police to inform them of their find but minutes later the car was gone.

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