Google Street Maps Helped Identify Muggers

Google Street Maps Helped Identify Muggers

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google-maps_street_view.jpgPolice in the Netherlands have arrested two men after the alleged muggers were identified on a picture taken at the crime scene by Google’s internet map service.

On a lark, the young tech-saavy teen who was mugged searched for the exact location of the scene using Google’s street photos and actually saw the pair (with their faces blurred out) walking along in the image.

He went to the police who requested from Google the original unblurred photo…

(Read the story in the BBC)

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