12 arrested over plot to steal millions from Santander bank
ONDON (AP) - London police said on Friday that they arrested 12 men involved in a bold attempt to take control of a bank's computer in order to rob the institution.
The men are accused of tampering with a computer inside a Santander bank branch to seize control of the bank's computer systems.
The 12 suspects range in age from 23 to 50. Police said they had prevented a "multi-million pound" loss from the Santander branch at the Surrey Quays shopping centre.
Bank officials said no money was taken from the branch. Officials said the plotters sent a bogus engineer to the bank who installed a device onto a computer designed to allow the gang to access the bank's funds.