Google Street View cameras catch thieves in the act

January 20th, 2015

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Police hope that randomly-caught image could help crack stolen tractor case

Two thieves who nicked garden tractors from a shop in Gråsten in southern Jutland may be brought to justice thanks to a random photo taken by the Google Street View vehicle.

South Jutland police say the photo shows two men in the act of stealing a red Jonsered lawn tractor from the shop on 30 May at 14:20.

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The photo, which was only recently discovered, shows two men stealing the tractor and putting it into a white box trailer attached to a silver grey Opel.

Google has authorised police to use the photo. South Jutland police are asking for anyone who recognises the men, trailer or vehicle to contact them in Sønderborg.


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