Truck hijacked with $ 6.6 million in Apple products on board


A truck has been hijacked in the UK, with £ 5million ($ 6.6million) of Apple products on board. The theft took place on the UK M1 motorway, a major route linking London to Leeds.The thieves have so far escaped with 48 pallets of product in what would appear to be a rather risky crime …

Northamptonshire Police made the announcement.

Police are calling witnesses after £ 5million of Apple products was stolen from a truck in a robbery on the M1 motorway in Northamptonshire.

The incident occurred on the southbound slip road at exit 18 of the M1, between 7.45 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, when the truck driver and security guard were targeted and tied up.

The truck was driven to Eldon Close in Crick, where the violators transferred the trailer to a waiting truck and drove away leaving the truck driver and security guard behind.

The truck was later found across the border in Lutterworth County, Leicestershire, where the violators allegedly transferred the 48 pallets of Apple products to a third vehicle.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen a number of vehicles on the junction 18 slip road between the times listed, which may have appeared out of place, or who may have onboard camera footage of this area.

They would also like to speak to anyone who has been offered Apple products for sale under unusual circumstances, or anyone who sells such items at bargain prices.

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

There are no product details which is sad as it prevented me from using a “Stolen M1 Mac on M1 Title”.

Some of the Twitter responses unsurprisingly took the opportunity to mock Apple’s pricing.

It seems certain that Apple will have tracking devices in the shipment, and the company will also be able to remotely brick the devices when they are powered on and connecting to the internet, so it looks like thieves will be at risk. high to be taken. for products that will prove difficult to sell.

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