Last September, a 14-year-old Dutch boy was assaulted and robbed after being shoved off his bike. But with no evidence and no real idea who his assailants were, police were powerless—until the crime showed up on Street View.
The photo shows the boy being tailed closely by two men who matched the boy's original description, but Dutch police actually had to send a formal request to Google to have the faces unblurred. When Google complied, a policeman recognised one of the men (actually twins) as a suspect wanted for similar robberies, and was able to finally make the arrest, six months after the crime.
So beware, felons: The Google cars are watching. [AP]