There is a gang (presumably) of thieves targeting the Chiltern Railways ticket machines in rural Buckinghamshire.
The news announcement about the extent of the problem is here.
All rather troublesome really (a) because this part of the country is generally pretty low on crime and (b) it's a huge inconvenience to passengers and the railway company. I hope they catch the buggers, else what's to stop them doing it again when the machines are fixed?
The queue for tickets was out of the door at Princes Risborough this morning - it'll be chaos there next Tuesday morning after the bank holiday weekend.