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Help needed to find camera owners

Detectives are asking for the public's help to trace the owners of a hoard of stolen cameras - by releasing the photos stored in them.

They hope if anyone recognises the people in the snaps they'll be able to piece together who the cameras belong to - and reunite them with their stolen property.

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The pictures include families sitting down to dinner, holidays abroad and friends on a night out.

The 36 cameras were part of a haul of more than 500 stolen goods found following raids of commercial premises in Camberwell Green and a house in Ilford in March.

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It's thought they were stolen over the last 18 months in central London.

As well as the cameras officers recovered a large quantity of computers, iPads, mobile phones and other items, including a quantity of cash - believed to be stolen.

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A man has been charged in connection with the offence.

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"I am really hoping that releasing these pictures will help us to trace the owners of these cameras, and hopefully some of the other stolen goods. We are doing our best to try and return the property to its rightful owners, who I'm sure are extremely keen to have the cameras, and more importantly, the pictures back. However, we really need the public's help to identify who they might be. There are lots of family pictures, holiday snaps and some shots of Christmas celebrations. I am confident that someone will recognise the people in the photos and either let ourselves, or the owners know so they can be reunited with their property."

– Investigating officer, Detective Constable Gemma Alger
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If you recognise anyone in these photos, please contact Westminster Crime Squad on 020 7321 6962 or email gemma.I.alger@met.police.uk

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