Watch men ram tractor through security barrier in £25K mouthwash heist
Two men broke into a security compound and stole GBP25,000 of mouthwash before dumping the truck in Sheffield, shocking footage on BBC Crimewatch Live showed this morning. Footage shows the two men breaking into the compound in the Lincolnshire village of Stallingborough in the early hours of the morning on Friday April 16. A third man then drives a white tractor – believed to be stolen – into the Trondheim Way compound as the other two cut the gate locks with an angle grinder, GrismbyLive reports.
crime news from Yorkshire here. Once the two men unlock the gates, they can be seen trying to lift the security barriers – but they wouldn’t budge.
Two men could be seen using an angle grinder to cut the locks (Image: Humberside Police)
So, in a desperate move, the white tractor unit drives straight into one of the security barrier to get into the compound. Once inside the compound, the men go on to steal a container with 5,000 bottles of mouthwash worth around GBP25,000.
With the container stored on the tractor unit, the suspects think they have a clean getaway. However, with an escape in sight, the driver thinks he can break the security barrier like he did the first one. But things don’t go exactly to plan.
The driver tries to break the barrier, but because it is automated, it ends up halting the vehicle and breaking the windscreen. Sadly, the suspects did get away.
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The Investigating Office Detective Constable Wayne Martin said, “At around 1.15am on Friday 16 April 2021 CCTV footage shows a man using an angle grinder to gain access to the main front locked gates of a secure compound on Trondheim Way in Stallingborough near Grimsby. “Two men can be seen on CCTV cutting the locks.
One of the men wearing a high viz waist coat appears to not be able to use his right arm. “On entry a white tractor unit on false plates is seen to ram the inner barriers and drive into the compound. “The unit has been hooked up to a trailer with a container loaded with 48 pallets of mouthwash and gum valued at over GBP25,000.
“The tractor unit and container has then been driven out of the compound. “The trailer unit without the container was located on Tuesday 29 June in South Yorkshire on the Yarra Industrial estate in Sheffield.
Humberside Police are now appealing for further information (Image: Humberside Police)
“I would appeal for anyone with information about this incident to contact us on our non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 16/41004/21.” You can also contact the Independent charity Crimestoppers to provide information anonymously
IODC Martin also added: “Crimestoppers is completely independent of the police. “Anyone giving information is anonymous and remains anonymous and we don’t find out who they are. “I would urge anyone who has information to contact them and tell Crimestoppers what they know.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Humberside Police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or go online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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