A Community Support Officer in Humberside has fingered Google Maps as aiding fish thieves in their quest to raid garden ponds for Koi Carp.
Is Google becoming the tool of choice for burglars and petty criminals?
Following revelations that Google Streetview was being used by burglars to target vulnerable homes, it is now being partly blamed for helping thieves identify where garden ponds are.
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According to the Telegraph there had been a spate of exotic fish and pond equipment thefts in the area. Some of these are worth hundreds of pounds.
According to the report, Humberside PCSO Sam 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. The pond is in the corner and can't be seen."