Sun board bandit pleads guilty to £1.7m raids

Cop crackdown works its way through the courts

A 20-year-old member of a slick computer robbery squad pleaded guilty yesterday to being part of a team which boosted £1.7 million in Sun boards from UK City banks.

Harry Harris appeared at Southwark Crown Court. He will remain in custody until sentencing in August.

Harris' trial is part of a long running series stemming from 21 arrests police made in November 2000 related to hi-tech robberies in the City.

In April Tony Manigan, 29, and John Sheehan, 21, were sentenced to six years apiece. They'd admitted to being part of a crew which stole the Sun kit to order and had scored more than £3 million worth of kit.

Harris said he was one of a gang of four which used forged security cards to get into the banks.

Manigan and Sheehan had secured swipe cards from insiders to get into the banks, but were later identified from CCTV footage. ®

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