Security Cameras Have Been Accused Of Fraud
A sharp-eyed CCTV operator helped police track down a man suspected of stealing from money machines.
The employee was monitoring the St Albans city center surveillance displays when he spotted the suspect at Barclays bank at St Peter’s Street.
He recognized the man as someone wanted in regard to numerous money system thefts and alerted police.
Officers went into the scene and arrested the suspect.
Police later searched a London property linked to him recovered a great deal of stolen land.
Andrei Neacsu, 26, was charged with five counts of owning a skimming device for use in fraud.
He appeared at Hatfield Remand Court last month and pleaded guilty to each of the offences.
Neacsu, of Plaistow, east London, was remanded in custody and is expected to appear for sentence at St Albans Crown Court on Friday, January 12.
Beric Read, who’s responsible for company and the community, stated:ldquo;Once again among our CCTV operators has come to the aid of the police. On this event, police have gone to detain a man wanted over money machine thefts.
“It’s another example of how precious our CCTV system could be in combating crime. ”
The CCTV operators in St Albans City along with District Council support us in our work to keep the town secure. ”
St Albans City and District Council has a CCTV system which covers the town center and other locations.
Operators support the police and alert them to some criminal action that they spot. The recorded footage can be applied as evidence in court.
Among other CCTV successes this year was that the arrest of a man suspected of stealing from a charity box at a St Albans church.
Four suspected shoplifters were arrested following different incidents which were not noticed by the stores.
CCTV has also helped capture three men who had allegedly only committed a robbery, yet another man seen tampering with a money system and a drunk driver.