Monday, June 22, 2009

Detecting robbers through Google Street View

While playing on Google Street View, a 14 years old boy in Netherlands accidentally find the photos of himself with two men behind who are the same as the robbers in the past.

Last September, he was reported to police in Groningen (Netherlands) about was robbed a bike, money and mobile phones. However there is little evidence for this allegation.

Six months later, while browsing Google Street View, he accidentally found a picture of himself and two men behind. He recalled the time on the attack again.

Paul Heidanus said police have sent a suggestion to Google to get more detail about the photographs. "These photos can provide important contribution to clarifying the case," he said.

Right after then, police had arrestted two brothers appeared in photos, in which a person is identified by the prevention of crime in Groningen.


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