Dutch muggers caught on Google street view camera
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch twin brothers who mugged a teenager in the northern town of Groningen were arrested after being caught on camera by a car gathering images for Google's online photo map service, police said.
The pair stole the 14-year-old boy's mobile phone and 165 euros ($230) in cash last September.
"The picture was taken just a moment before the crime," a police spokesman said.
In March, the victim recognized himself and the two robbers while surfing Google Maps, which has a "Street View" feature allowing users to see images of buildings. The images are usually taken by a camera mounted on a car.
After an investigation by the police, one of the 24-year-old twins confessed to robbing the boy.
(Reporting by Harro ten Wolde)
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