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

RELATED TOPICS: INTERNATIONAL | CRIME | TRANSIT | PASSENGER
Trains Industry Newsletter
Get a weekly roundup of the industry news you need.
By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine. View our privacy policy.
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.

See the original article online.
Leave a Comment
Want to leave a comment?
Only registered members of TrainsMag.com are allowed to leave comments. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.

Login or Register now.
Please keep your feedback on-topic and respectful. Trains staffers reserve the right to edit or delete any comments.
0 COMMENTS
Big Boy

Big Boy

All about the world's biggest locomotive

SEE INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Learn more about the stories and photos in this months issue

Newsletter Sign-Up

By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine.Please view our privacy policy
Subscribe Up To 54% off the newsstand price!
Subscribe To Trains Mag Today
+