Three men arrested for theft of $260,000 from London ticket vending machines

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LONDON — Three men have been convicted for stealing more than $260,000 from London-area train ticket vending machines.

British Transport Police say Florin Loghin, Alexandru Nistor, and Sebastian Lupu stole from or attempted to rob 42 vending machines in a week-long stealing spree. Beginning on March 31, prosecutors say the men committed the crimes in stations in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex — all in England — and several different parts of London.

Officials say that Loghin was arrested on May 18 as he attempted to leave the U.K., and Nistor and Lupu were arrested later during a traffic stop on a highway. They were believed to be on their way to a 43rd robbery.

The charges against the men were bolstered by surveillance cameras that recorded the men entering closed train stations and breaking into the vending machines with crowbars and sledgehammers.

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