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Police drone locates, films arrest of hiding bank robbers

The 1930s-40 radio show “The Shadow” famously began each episode with the reminder/warning that its crime-fighting hero “knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men,” and relied on that knowledge to bring criminals to justice. A UK police drone has gone one better by using the heat lurking in the bodies of three bank robbers to help nearby officers bust them (while taking a nifty video of the cuffing to boot).

The aerial drama was filmed in the wee hours of August 14 in the central England town of Mansfield. Authorities were set into motion when an alarm was tripped in the local branch of the Santander bank. Arriving officers searched the building for signs of intruders, but came up empty. A police drone was then dispatched into the early hour obscurity to use its thermal sensor to look for any telltale traces of the bank robber suspects in the area. The craft quickly fulfilled its mission, finding and filming three red-hued figures hunkered down behind the…

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Source: dronedj.com