Olivia Attwood has shared the good news that her stolen car has been found, and it’s all down to her eagle-eyed followers.
The former Love Island star sent a desperate plea via social media in the early hours of Wednesday morning after realising thieves had stolen her Range Rover directly from her own driveway just minutes before.
Olivia, who lives in Manchester with boyfriend Bradley Dack, shared photos of the vehicle on Instagram and asked those around the local area, including Cheshire, to keep their eyes peeled for any sign of the car.
She was willing to offer a reward and revealed that not only did the car have a tracker, but she had CCTV footage of the car being stolen from outside her home.
Just over a day later, Olivia, 31, returned to social media with a positive update to confirm the car had been found.
‘CAR FOUND!!!!!!!! That’s the power of social media baby!!!!!’ Olivia wrote in her Instagram stories on Thursday night.
‘The little huns had given me some cute new number plates and parked the car on a random street. Engine was still hot – AND we caught them coming back for it in broad daylight. Stunning,’ she added.
Olivia revealed the emotional toll the theft had taken on her and added: ‘I’m drained af but just wanted to say thank you – without all your messages and sightings I’d have never seen that car again…
‘I feel like we’re the avengers or something it’s great, love you xxxx.’
The reality TV star had first alerted her followers to the situation at around 1:10am on Wednesday morning, writing alongside a photo of the vehicle: ‘This car has just been stolen from my driveway, about 15 mins ago. If anyone in Manchester sees it.
‘Offering reward. It has a tracker and we have camera images of the thieves.’
‘We also know the car has no fuel so any petrol stations in Manchester/Cheshire within the next hour please keep your eyes open.’
Olivia described the car as a black Range Rover with Urban across the bonnet and also appealed for any sightings of dog towels and clothing which the thieves had been throwing out of the vehicle on their way.
‘Thanks so much for all messages already guys. We have had a couple of promising leads,’ she later said.
‘The car likely has new number plates now – so even if you see one that looks like this anywhere in the UK with this Urban kit etc – please take a pic and get in touch.’
Olivia pointed out that the alloy wheels were scratched, joking: ‘Can tell it’s mine lol.’
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