Capital area police have an Instagram account that features, amongst other things, lost items they happened upon to be claimed by their owners.
Vísir reports that the lost items include cameras, bikes, mobile phones, and even shoes and keys.
The general public has been able to view these lost items through the police’s Instagramaccount. Those items which go unclaimed after an unspecified amount of time are auctioned off, with proceeds going to charity.
The police have been diligent about using social media – in particular, Facebook. There, the police not only make public announcements about road conditions or share excerpts from the blotter; they have also received tips from the general public on crimes through Facebook.