The crime of two brothers was captured by one of Google’s map service cameras.
Wired PR News – A theft by two Dutch brothers in Groningen, Amsterdam was reportedly captured on camera by a person taking photos for Google’s street view map service. As reported by Reuters, the twin brothers, 24, robbed a 14 year-old boy of his cell phone along with 165 euros ($230) in September, and were arrested after the victim saw the incident on Google Maps. The teenager reportedly recognized an image of himself with the muggers in March, several months after the robbery had taken place, during an online search.
A police spokesperson is quoted in the report as stating of the incident, “The picture was taken just a moment before the crime.” As noted by Reuters, one of the twins provided a confession following an investigation of the crime.