Google Street View Nabs Dutch Thieves

Boy found photo later, alerted cops
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 22, 2009 1:52 AM CDT
Google Street View caught the two alleged assailants walking alongside the boy shortly before he was mugged.   (Google Street View)

(Newser) – The Google Street View that has infuriated many privacy advocates has helped solve a crime, the BBC reports. A Dutch boy, 14, chanced upon a months-old photo on Street View that shows him with two men right before they allegedly mugged him. Authorities retrieved the original photo from Google—the web version is blurred—and have arrested the twin brothers.