In September 2018, Mexico City police arrested a man who used the devices to monitor his targets’ homes and plan his robberies. Police chief said it was a first case in which drone has been used for this kind of action.

Franscisco Alejandro Martinez Segovia was found inside of the apartment by a very surprised homeowner. The woman’s scream alerted the neighbors, who called police. He told authorities that he used the drones to make sure the coast was clear before breaking in. Martinez admitted to breaking into at least 20 other homes and apartments. He was found carrying a pistol, jewelry valued at over 600,000 pesos (US $32,000) and two drones.