Gang destroys machines – level 3
Caught on CCTV, the timeline of a gang targeting stations across North London and Hertfordshire.
Since April, the gang have used angle grinders and pickaxes to break open ticket machines at six stations.
The dramatic footage shows the men in action at Hadley Wood on Monday 19th May, where they caused £23,000 worth of damage and stole £650 in cash.
The day before the men were captured at Watton-at-Stone, they previously raided a machine at Oakleigh Park that night. On this occasion they got away with more than £900 in cash from the two machines and caused an estimated £30,000 worth of damage.
In the footage, the gang is clearly seen attacking the machines and forcing the front open to get at the cash boxes inside.
Even though the men did attempt to disable the security cameras at some stations, there is still good quality footage, including clear images of one man’s face.
Since April, the gang have caused more than £100,000 worth of damage at station and they’ve got away with just over £3,000.
Difficult words: CCTV (security camera), timeline (events in order), angle grinder (machine used for cutting metal), pickaxe (large tool used for breaking up the ground), raid (attack).
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