Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Google's Street View Netherlands caught robber suspects

A 14-year-old boy was robbed by two men of €165 ($230) and his cell phone last September in Groningen, 110 miles northeast of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Recently, while the boy was looking around Google Street View, he surprisingly found himself -- a photo of himself biking that very day that he was robbed. Luckily, the photo also showed the two robbers following him.

After he reported what he saw to the police, authorities asked Google for the original image, with faces unblurred (Google blurs faces for privacy reasons). Google agreed to the request, and when given the photo, a robbery squad detective recognized one of the twins.

Arrests have been made and thanks to Google Street View!

Here is the photo of the "Teenager Spotting Robbery Suspects on Google Street View." The boy with the bike and the two robbers behind him.

And by the way, do you remember "Google Street View captures vomiting British guy"?


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