Google Street View spots a Derbyshire thief in the act

November 9th, 2010 - 2:59 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Derbyshire, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you plan to steal, make sure your identity is clearly hidden. The police are currently looking for a man they suspect stole a Caravan from the home of a family. The man’s identity is currently not known but his face was clearly captured on Google Street View standing beside the stolen car. Though the car’s number plate is blurred as is with the policy of Google Street View, it can be recognized because it was on the property of the Soanes’ family.

The vehicle which is valued at £12,000 was stolen in last year June. According to the police, Rebecca Soane returned on that fateful day and realized that the car was missing. When the incident was reported to the police, the investigators failed to find the car. However coincidentally, the son of Rebecca, Reuben spotted the man standing by the car when he searched for his family’s house on the Internet in March. A neighbor has confirmed seeing the man in the neighborhood but revealed that he thought he was a family friend of the Soanes.

Authorities have found the information very important and have sent the pictures out for the public to help resolve the mystery. Authorities have however admitted that their inability to move full scale is because Google has refused to give the number plate of the vehicle to the authorities.

Police investigations continues.

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