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Criminals use drones to track police during crimes

Criminals use drones to track police during crimes
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Wonder what U.S. history would like if Butch and Sundance or Bonnie and Clyde had a few lookout drones?

In a case that would have looked more like a movie plot 10 years ago, new innovations have brought career criminals many new ways to cause a bunch of new troubles. Last Saturday, two members of a burglary ring known as the "Tub Gang" were accused of using a drone to spy on officers while carrying out thefts across Pennsylvania and other states.

It was never said specifically how the police department caught up with the alleged burglars, but one station detective did share that he had noticed a drone hovering over their department a few days earlier. Apparently, that did enough to raise eyebrows, particularly in a building full of law enforcement officers.

According to Detective Tom Nicoletti of the police department in Upper Saucon, Pennsylvania, the men were arrested when they were found carrying over $50,000 in cellphones taken from a Verizon store and other electronics outlets. Authorities suspect the arrest can be attributed to a recent string of similar crimes.

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