August 25, 2006

Texan foils burglary in Britain via Beatles webcam

LONDON (Reuters) - An American helped foil a burglary in
northern England whilst watching a Beatles-related webcam over
the Internet, police said on Friday.

The man from Dallas was using a live camera link to look at
Mathew Street, an area of Liverpool synonymous with the Beatles
and home to the Cavern Club where the band regularly played.

He saw intruders apparently breaking into a sports store
and alerted local police.

"We did get a call from someone in Dallas who was watching
on a webcam that looks into the tourist areas, of which Mathew
Street is one because of all the Beatles stuff," a Merseyside
Police spokeswoman said.

"He called directly through to police here." Officers were
sent to the scene and three suspects were arrested.