Thieves using angle grinder cause £10,000 damage to Metrolink ticket machine

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Thieves using angle grinder cause £10,000 damage to Metrolink ticket machine Thieves using angle grinder cause £10,000 damage to Metrolink ticket machine

THIEVES used an industrial grinder to steal £1,500 from a Metrolink ticket machine.

The attack, which happened on the platform of Heaton Park Station shortly before 1am on Monday, caused damage estimated at £10,000 to the machine.

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10:13am Thu 20 Feb 14

sense2 says...

Show's the stupidity of having no staff at stations. All stations should have ticket offices where you can purchase your tickets and as a back up conductors on all trams checking/selling them. If you go through a station early in the morning or late at night it is like a ghost town and security needs to be present to make people feel safe. Also if you sold tickets in the said way you would not have machines waiting like giant money boxes to be robbed.
Show's the stupidity of having no staff at stations. All stations should have ticket offices where you can purchase your tickets and as a back up conductors on all trams checking/selling them. If you go through a station early in the morning or late at night it is like a ghost town and security needs to be present to make people feel safe. Also if you sold tickets in the said way you would not have machines waiting like giant money boxes to be robbed. sense2
  • Score: 2

12:19pm Thu 20 Feb 14

buckfeed17 says...

I like to imagine them as disgruntled customers getting their own back on the Metrolink for ripping us all off for years with overpriced fares and a terrible service. And before people jump in, yes i know criminal damage is bad and it's cost them money blah blah blah
I like to imagine them as disgruntled customers getting their own back on the Metrolink for ripping us all off for years with overpriced fares and a terrible service. And before people jump in, yes i know criminal damage is bad and it's cost them money blah blah blah buckfeed17
  • Score: 3

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