Delivery van and packages stolen


Police are appealing for witnesses after a delivery driver was assaulted and his van and packages stolen.

The driver had parked his van in West Road, Sandy, at 5.30pm on Wednesday, January 14 and was about to deliver a parcel when he was pushed in the back.

When he turned around he was hit in the face and his keys ripped from his waistband.

The offender then got into his van and drove off.

The offender is described as having dark, possibly tanned skin, in his 20s, 5’7’’ tall and athletic.

He was wearing a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up.

The stolen van is described as a white Ford transit. It had about 35 parcels in it at the time it was stolen.

Detective Constable Surinder Ram said: “The driver was assaulted going about his business and parcels intended for a number of people stolen.

“If you saw this incident or the white van driving off in Sandy between 5.30pm and 6.30pm or know where it is now, I’d like to hear from you.”

Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact DC Surinder Ram, in confidence, at Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.