There will be a similar reaction in many towns and villages. The Google idea is very intrusive. As a thief, one could just sit at home and study the houses for ways in without having to trudge the streets doing the old-fashioned casing of the joints. Perhaps the owner of Google is a modern day Fagin providing a sit-at-home casing service for his bands of thieves!Click to rate Rating 34- DG, Haywards Heath, 2/4/2009 14:18
I love it. Just think, you're a criminal mastermind controlling bands of thieves who need to case houses before burgling them. Do you:
(a) tell your Artful Dodgers to go and have a look at the houses in question; or
(b) spend billions setting up a multinational website, sending expensive cars round to take 360 degree photos of every street in the major towns, and put in place a very expensive and complicated website allowing the entire world to access those photos for free - just so that your minions can case the joints as they were at the time the photos were taken and cross their fingers that nothing has changed subsequently.
If you're DG of Haywards Heath, the answer is obviously (b).