Four men have been charged over the theft of around £120,000 from cash machines across London and Kent after a long list of residents reporting that ATMs were stealing their cash.

According to police, individual machines in London Road, Northfleet and Valley Drive, Gravesend, were tampered with, and further offences were committed in Greenwich, Bromley, Barking and Colchester.

Numerous people in south east London have reported cash machine theft to police or via social media in recent weeks, including several cases in Eltham.

One man using the cash machine outside the Eltham High Street Post Office said they had withdrawn £100 but nothing came out of the machine.

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They complained to a worker inside the Post Office, who said that this had been happeneing a lot recently, and pulled a device off of the cash machine which had used a mouse trap with sticky glue pads to trap the money.

Whilst it is not known if the incident is linked to the arrests, several other residents have reported losing money or finding the same metal clip attached to a cash machine on Eltham High Street.

Kent Police have charged four men with the theft off around £120,000 from cash machines, and for five further offences between December 31, 2019 and January 24, 2020.

Petru-Giani Feraru, 22, of no fixed address, Razvan Danaila, 30, of Garnett Way, Walthamstow, Robert Danaila, 25, of Ilford lane, Ilford, and Victor Camara, 32, of Eldeland, Basildon, have each been charged with conspiracy to steal.

They have all been remanded in custody to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday 24 February.

A 31-year-old man from Wolverhampton was also arrested in connection with the investigation and has been released, pending further enquiries.