Sunday, 29 Nov 2020

Apple tech worth £5m stolen as masked thieves hold up lorry and tie up guard

Masked robbers tied up a lorry driver and security guard on a motorway slip road to steal £5 million of Apple products.

Northamptonshire Police is appealing for witnesses of the shocking raid on the the southbound slip road at Junction 18 of the M1 motorway.

Anyone who has spotted new Apple products being sold online at suspiciously low-cost prices, has been asked by officers to report the listing in connection to the planned and thought-out robbery.

Between 7.45pm and 8pm on Tuesday, November 10, the lorry was driven to Eldon Close in Crick, Northants, where the offenders transferred the trailer on to an awaiting truck, and drove off leaving the lorry driver and security guard behind.

The truck was later found across the county boarder in Lutterworth, Warwickshire, where it is believed the offenders transferred the 48 pallets of Apple products into a third vehicle.

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Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen a number of vehicles on the slip road at Junction 18 between the stated times, which may have looked out of place, or who may have dash-cam footage of this area.

They would also like to speak to anyone who may have been offered any Apple products for sale in unusual circumstances, or who knows of anyone who is selling such items at low-cost prices.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting reference number 20000595599. Or alternatively, if you wish to stay anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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