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4 May 2012

Koi fish thieves using Google Earth to pick targets?

koi Koi fish thieves using Google Earth to pick targets?Bizarre uses of Google’s mapping products are nothing new, but the apparent use of Google Earth to steal expensive koi carp from residential ponds is pretty creative.  The Telegraph reports that 12 thefts of the exotic fish and pond equipment have occurred over the past 3 weeks in the Hull, East Yorks region of the UK.  Given the location of some of the targets, often set back from the road with high fences, police believe the crooks are using Google Earth to select their marked properties.  Google is usually the target of such accusations, but the company does point out that its mapping service is just one of many available on the web and that responsibility for the crimes lies with perpetrator.  True that.

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