Thief attempts to use magnet

A would-be thief tried to use a magnet to steal coins from an arcade machine at Brighton Pier, East Sussex.

Thief attempts to use magnet

A would-be thief tried to use a magnet to steal coins from an arcade machine.

Vladimir Ivanov has been convicted of going equipped for theft to Brighton Pier, East Sussex, south east England after he was seen by security trying the bizarre tactic to rake in some change, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reports.

At court, Vladamir - who spoke through a Russian translator - admitted the charge and was fined £110 as well as asked to repay costs of £235.

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