Thieves steal £5million of Apple devices including iPhones, iPads and watches after hijacking lorry as it left M1 before tying up driver and security guard who was escorting vehicle 

  • Thieves targeted lorry driver on the M1 in Northamptonshire last Tuesday night 
  • Robbers stole the lorry and drove it to Eldon Close in Crick to transfer trailer 
  • They then stole 48 pallets of Apple products to a third vehicle  

Police officers have launched an investigation after £5million worth of Apple products were stolen from a lorry after the driver and security guard were tied up. 

Thieves targeted the lorry driver on the M1 in Northamptonshire between 7.45pm and 8pm last Tuesday. 

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The robbers stole the lorry and drove it to Eldon Close in Crick, where they were able to transfer the trailer on to an awaiting truck. 

They drove off after the raid, leaving the lorry driver and security guard - a man and a woman - tied up on their own. The pair were found half an hour later.  

Police officers have launched an investigation after £5million worth of Apple products were stolen from a lorry after the driver and security guard were tied up. Pictured: Junction 18 on the M1 in Northamptonshire
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Thieves targeted the lorry driver on the M1 in Northamptonshire between 7.45pm and 8pm last Tuesday. Stock picture
The robbers stole the lorry and drove it to Eldon Close in Crick (pictured), where they were able to transfer the trailer on to an awaiting truck

The truck was found across the county boarder in Lutterworth, Warwickshire, where it is believed the thieves transferred 48 pallets of Apple products including iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches, into a third vehicle. 

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. 

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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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