Theives Target DLR Ticket Machines

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Theives Target DLR Ticket Machines

dlrtrain.jpg 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.

Last Updated 04 January 2010