Trucker's five-hour knife hijack ordeal

A LORRY driver was hijacked at knifepoint and robbed of his load of mobile phones.Ipswich police are appealing for information after the incident that happened at approximately 1.

A LORRY driver was hijacked at knifepoint and robbed of his load of mobile phones.

Ipswich police are appealing for information after the incident that happened at approximately 1.40pm yesterday.

A 29-year-old lorry driver stopped for refreshments at the Shell service station on the A14 westbound, Ipswich, just before the Orwell Bridge.

As he returned to his lorry he was approached by a man who threatened him with a knife.


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The man was forced to get into the rear of the cab, a second man entered the vehicle and the lorry was driven off along the A14.

At approximately 7pm the vehicle stopped, the lorry driver who had had his head covered, was transferred into a second smaller vehicle and was driven around for approximately five minutes and then released.

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The victim had been dropped off in Canning Town, East London. He called the police immediately to inform them of the incident.

The lorry he had been driving is described as a white MAN box van, with a rigid curtain sided trailer, registration P526 MNO. The trailer contained an undisclosed quantity of mobile phones.

The knifeman man and driver is described as white and of very large build -approximately 22 stone.

The other man was white, of slim build and approximately 5ft 2ins tall.

Police in Ipswich would like to hear from anyone who was either at the Shell service station yesterday afternoon around the time the incident occurred or from anyone who may know the whereabouts of the vehicle.

Calls should be made to DI John Quinton at Ipswich CID on 01473 383095 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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The raiders, believed to be three or four black males, targeted the Post Office in Ingham, near Bury St Edmunds, shortly after 4.15pm pushing the post mistress and a female member of staff towards the rear of the shop. The offenders then left the property on foot taking with them an undisclosed sum of money.

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