Crooks have been playing DLR ticket machines like one-armed bandits, raking in pockets-full of coins. Details are sketchy, but it seems that the scammers increased the apparent value of a coin by wadding it out with tin foil, thus reaping increased amount of change. The resourceful thieves also 'laundered stolen banknotes marked with anti-theft dye'. The machines have since been replaced with less naive automatons. Image by Andy Wilkes in the Londonist Flickr pool.
Theives Target DLR Ticket Machines
Last Updated 04 January 2010