Thieves ‘using Google Earth to steal koi carp’ (June 29, 2009) — Thieves are using Google Earth to steal expensive koi carp from homeowners’ ponds, police believe. Koi Carp are popular ornamental aquarium and pond fish.

google earthHumberside Police Community Support Officer Sam Gregory said all the evidence suggests the culprits are using the Internet mapping systems to identify gardens with ponds so they can take the sought-after specimens.

PCSO Gregory said: “Google shows what is in your garden and you can see people’s ponds. One of the properties targeted has an eight foot fence and is set back from the road.

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