SPD's getyourcarback twitter account leads to first stolen-car recovery in Ballard

The Seattle Police Department's new Twitter account has lead officers to its first stolen-car recovery.

The getyourcarback accountlaunched earlier this month tweets information on stolen vehicles and encourages people to notify police if a stolen car is spotted.

At 7:23 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec 14th, a woman did just that, SPD received a telephone call from a woman who had seen a Honda Civic that matched the previously tweeted description.

The car was recovered on 1900th block of Second Avenue N.W.

When a car is reported stolen in Seattle, employees in the Seattle Police 911 Center will tweet the color, year, make, model, body style and license plate of the stolen car on the “Get your car back” Twitter account. Twitter followers who spot a car that has been tweeted as stolen should call 911.

To read more the getyourcarback account and SPD's social media strategy please read our previous coverage, here.

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