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April 12, 2013 4:56 pm

New technology Helped Cops Track Down Mezuzah Arsonist

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Rubin Ublies. Photo: NYPD.

A new technology can be thanked for helping to nab a crook in Williamsburg, Brooklyn this week.

Career criminal Ruben Ubiles was caught on a security camera Monday as he entered a Williamsburg apartment complex. He is accused of burning a dozen mezuzahs tacked to the door frames of residents in the building.

According to sources, a clear picture of his ear was what enabled police to successfully identify him after running the image through the police facial recognition database. Old-fashioned police work then led cops to Ubiles.

“Facial recognition involves distances and proportions on the face, distances between the eyes and the ear, things like that,”  one source told the New York Daily News.

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“We had a good angle on his ear that helped to identify him.”

Ubiles, 35, was booked on a slew of charges Thursday that include burglary, arson and criminal mischief — all as hate crimes.

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