Mitcham cashpoint fraudsters jailed at Isleworth Crown Court

Two Mitcham men have been sentenced after being found guilty of possession of items used in cashpoint fraud.

Kejanana Moorthy Rajeskana, 43, of Streatham Road, and Iyathuraipillai Suthakaran, 40, of Elmhurst Avenue, face nine and ten months imprisonment respectively after being sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court last week.

The court heard how the two men were seen by police sitting in a parked vehicle on Dunsany Road, London W14.

The two men were searched after being suspected of going equipped to commit a burglary, and a bag was found to contain a number of grey metal casings with drilled pinholes and magnets attached.

The police also found Rajeskana and Suthakaran to be in possession of tools, mobiles phones and bank cards in different names.

The casings were discovered to be concealing cameras which would enable the two men to record card numbers and pins.

PC Henh Song from Hammersmith and Fulham Borough police, said: “Rajeskana and Suthakaran had in their possession fake ATM covers which were so well made that they looked genuine.

“Their plan was to replace the ATM covers in the middle of the night so their fake covers will record the victim’s card and PIN numbers.

“I would like to remind members of the public to be mindful of suspicious groups loitering around ATM’s and to examine the ATM carefully, especially the top part that could conceal any micro cameras before using it.

“If in doubt do not use the machine and report it by call the number displayed on the machine or inform a bank staff.”

Picture courtesy of John Linwood, with thanks

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