Separated At Birth Database

Missing persons database uses similarity to famous people. (Read the full article)

"There is now a real life example of this technique being used in New Zealand: The central city neighbourhood around the Salisbury Street-Gracefield Avenue area has recently received "Wanted" leaflets from police with a picture of portly British actor Robbie Coltrane. In the leaflet, police said there was a thief active in the area, but "because of the Children and Young Persons Act 1989 police cannot show you a picture of the 16-year-old burglar operating in your neighbourhood". "Robbie Coltrane is not the burglar," the leaflet said, "but imagine him aged 16 with lank, greasy hair and you have the picture." http://www.stuff.co.nz/4646157a11.html Lookalike leaflet to catch thief By IAN STEWARD - The Press | Thursday, 07 August 2008 "
(David Scrimshaw 8/8/2008 6:43:27 AM )
"Thanks - I've written the article. See Lookalike 'Wanted' Leaflet Features Harry Potter Actor."
(Bill Christensen 8/11/2008 8:53:13 AM )

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