Separated At Birth Database
Missing persons database uses similarity to famous people. (Read
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|"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."
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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