10 Crimes caught on Google Earth
2The Stolen Bike
If you ever have anything snatched from you in broad daylight then you know that creepy feeling of walking the streets alone. Even worse is if you never get to recover the stolen item because no one knows where to look.
This 14-year-old lad must have been deeply saddened when two young men walked up behind him and robbed him of his bicycle, his phone and $230.
The police could do nothing about this because they had no way of tracking the culprits.
While browsing Google Street View six months later, he found a blurred image that looks like himself with the two men trailing behind him. He reported to the police who asked Google for a clear image. Google cooperated and the police were able to apprehend the culprits.