Motorway thieves steal £5m of Apple goods from back of lorry in night-time heist

Will Taylor
·News Reporter
·1 min read
The robbery took place by a M1 slip road. (Google Maps)
The robbery took place by a M1 slip road. (Google Maps)

A lorry driver and security guard were tied up as robbers made off with £5 million of Apple products stolen from a truck by a motorway.

The vehicle was being driven to a business park in Crick, Northamptonshire, on the evening of 10 November when the raiders struck.

After tying the driver and guard up at the southbound slip road at junction 18 of the M1, the robbers moved the trailer onto a waiting truck and drove off, leaving the two at the scene.

The lorry was heading for a business park in Crick. (Google Maps)
The lorry was heading for a business park in Crick. (Google Maps)

That truck was later found in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, and police believe the group moved 48 pallets of Apple products onto another vehicle.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen a number of vehicles on the slip road between 7.45–8pm on 10 November which may have looked out of place, or anyone who has dash-cam footage of the area.

Anyone who has been offered Apple products in unusual circumstances or knows somebody selling them at a low-cost has also been asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting reference 20000595599.

Alternatively, witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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