Want To Hunt Bank Robbers? There’s an App For That, Says The FBI

Long-time Slashdot reader coondoggie quotes an article from Network World: The FBI today said it released a new application making it easier for the public — as well as financial institutions, law enforcement agencies, and others — to view photos and information about bank robberies in different geographic areas of the country.

The FBI’s new “Bank Robbers” application runs on both Android and iOS, according to the article, “and lets users sort bank robberies by the date they occurred, the category they fall under (i.e., armed serial bank robber), the FBI field office working the case, or the state where the robbery occurred.” The app ties into BankRobbers.fbi.gov, which overlays FBI information about bank robberies onto Google Maps.

The app’s users “can also select push notifications to be informed when a bank robbery has taken place near their location,” according to the FBI’s site, which adds innocently that
“If the location services on your device are enabled, you can view a map that shows the relevant bank robberies that took place in your geographic area…”


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