Google Earth has proven to be a valuable tool in many different ways, but there's one interesting way the program was never meant to be used that is proving quite useful today- catching people in the act of committing a crime.
The Google Street View cameras have captured key evidence used to put criminals away, like the Brooklyn corner boys above who were part of a drug ring, or these twins accused of stealing the bike seen in the photo:
The boy in the pic struggled to prove the twins stole his bike, wallet and phone until he saw this Google street view image, which was taken moments before the crime took place.
The twins had a criminal record, so they were convicted and sentenced for the crime thanks to the Google Street View car that happened to be driving by.
Read What On (Google) Earth? 5 Crimes That Were Caught On Street View here (contains NSFW subject matter)