Friday, September 30, 2011

A string of burglaries outside Chicago have a high-tech twist. The suspects are accused of using Google Maps to pick their targets, and it only took a few clicks.

According to Indian Head Park Police, the group’s leader — Samuel Watson — and his accomplice, Claude White, confessed to typing the search phrase “expensive homes along highways” into Google Maps.

"He took it a step further,” says Curt Novak with Indiana Head Park Police. ”He went to Google Earth, and he was able to zero in with the satellites the homes and streets he wanted to burglarize..."