South Windsor Police have charged a Massachusetts man for allegedly using Google maps to locate cars to break into.
Police charged Andrew Dupree, 20, of Holyoke, MA, in a spate of car burglaries that took place in the area in August. According to police, Bloomfield Police identified Dupree as a suspect in the burglaries and determined he had been using Google maps to locate affluent areas and target them, searching dozens of unlocked cars several times a week.
South Windsor Police obtained an arrest warrant for Dupree, which was served Tuesday morning at Manchester Superior Court, where Dupree was appearing on related charges out of Vernon and Bloomfield. Dupree reportedly admitted to using Google maps to find affluent areas to rob.
He was held on $35,000 bond and presented later in the day. He was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary in the third degree and conspiracy to commit larceny in the sixth degree.