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Eight arrested over e-theft from Barclays in London

Published on Sep 20, 2013 4:01 PM

LONDON (AFP) - British police said on Friday that they have arrested eight men after a gang stole £1.3 million (S$2 million) from Barclays bank by taking control of a branch computer system.

The men, aged between 24 and 47, were arrested on Thursday and Friday morning on allegations of conspiracy to steal from Barclays and conspiracy to defraud British banks.

They are accused of a theft in April, when a man purporting to be an IT engineer arrived at a Barclays branch in north London saying he was there to fix the computers.

He then attached a keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) device with a 3G router to one of the computers, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police.

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