Posts Tagged ‘theft’

Roof stolen using Google Earth

March 16, 2009

A man in London admitted to using Google Earth to scour the roofs of London to find a metal one made with lead.  He then stole the tiles, worth more than a 100,000 pounds.  He was put on probation and made to do community work for his crime.

A friend said,”He sat at home and scoured south London for targets with just a few clicks of the mouse. He homed in on all sorts of buildings – many of them listed.”


More pet-store crime: stealing sharks

January 21, 2009

Elbert Starks walked into a New York state pet store, plunged his hands into a fish tank and came up with a shark that he managed to take home and place in a 350 gallon tank.  But Mr. Starks wasn’t done yet.  Next, he walked into a Pet Barn, saw a credit card lying on the counter that turned out to belong to a store employee and he used it to purchase a $300 eel at “Parrots of the World” (buying an eel at a bird shop?)

The store owners reported the theft and the police put Mr. Stark together with the shark and eel and arrested him at his work.