One of Italy's Most Wanted was captured on December 17th after he was spotted on Street View.
Gioacchino Gammino, 61, was found in Galapagar, Spain, where he was living under the name Manuel.
A Google Street View shot showing a man resembling Gammino standing in front of a grocery shop was key to tracking the fugitive, investigators say.
Gammino escaped a Rome prison in 2002 and was sentenced to life in jail the following year for murder.
He was a member of a Sicilian mafia group known as Stidda and was one of Italy's most wanted gangsters.
Sicilian police believed Gammino was in Spain, but it was the photo of him talking to a man outside El Huerto de Manu, or Manu's Garden, that triggered an immediate investigation. [Source]
The menu a Manu's Garden featured Sicilian dishes. Glapagar is in the middle of Spain, which may have given the fugitive a false sense of safety. Imagine the rounds of high-fives among the Sicilian police detectives when Gammino was spotted looking casual in baggy jeans and a beige shirt. After he was arrested, he said, "How did you find me? I haven't even called my family for 10 years." Ah, Signore, it was the power of Street View!