would carry their cell phone into a convenience store if they intended to rob it? Of course we have heard of folks walking up to a bank teller, showing their ID and, then, pull a gun. If you do that, you deserve a visit from the cops. I'm not sure how this would work if police were interested in finding eye witnesses.
FWIW, I sat on a jury with a man charged with murder who was tracked through his phone. The police got a warrant to have the phone service ping the device to locate it. He was found hundreds of miles from the murder scene using this method and not Google.
Check out https://www.howtogeek.com/411387/how-to-stop-googles-sensorvault-from-sharing-your-location-with-law-enforcement/ and make your choice.
For me I can see this as both a leak in privacy but could be a boon if someone was to claim I was at some place and was not.
That said, my smart phone spends a lot of time in Airplane! Mode or turned off.