Driver tied up during robbery of lorry transporting Apple products worth £5 million

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for witnesses after £5 million of Apple products were stolen from a lorry during a robbery on the M1 motorway in Northamptonshire.

According to an official police statement, the incident occured on the southbound slip road at Junction 18 of the M1, between 7.45pm and 8pm last Tuesday.

In the process of stealing the trailer and its goods, the thieves tied up both the driver of the lorry and its security guard. The robbers then drove the lorry to Eldon Close in Crick, where the trailer was attached to another truck and the lorry driver and security guard left behind.

The truck was later found in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, where it is suspected the thieves moved 48 pallets of Apple products into another vehicle.

The police have pleaded for anyone who may have seen any vehicles that „may have looked out of place” on the slip road at Junction 18 between the times stated above. They are also keen to get any dash-cam footage of this area during the same time period.

In addition, officers would like to speak to anyone who may have been offered any Apple products for sale in „unusual circumstances”, or who has seen someone selling such products at low-cost prices.

Anyone who has such information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting reference number 20000595599. Or alternatively, if you wish to stay anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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