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Man arrested in relation to distraction thefts

News   •   Nov 25, 2020 12:25 GMT

A man has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and distraction theft amounting to 12 offences. 

On Tuesday, 24 November, police in Ilford arrested a 34-year-old man from Dagenham on suspicion of fraud. 

At the time of his arrest, the man was in possession of equipment used to trap cash and bank cards at ATMs, an amount of cash and a number of bank cards.

The suspect was identified through a combination of police intelligence, witness information and CCTV enquiries in connection with offences committed at cash machines in the Woodford/Wanstead area. 

He was taken to an east London police station and has since been released on bail to a date in late December pending further enquiries. 

Enquiries continue.