January 9, 2009
Police: Snow footprints led to suspects
London police said they caught a pair of suspected burglars after following a trail of footprints the two left in the snow for more than a mile.
Investigators said they followed two sets of footprints away from the scene of a garage break-in at a South London home early Monday morning, The Times of London reported Friday.
This was an excellent piece of work by our colleagues. We are more used to using powder to find fingerprints to help solve crime, but on this occasion the dusting of snow has helped us recover a significant amount of stolen property, police spokesman Dave Willis said.