Thieves target vehicles at M40 service station

Police are appealing for information after a lorry driver was threatened and items stolen from vehicles at Oxford Services on the M40. The side curtain of a white DAF truck was slashed shortly before 3am on Wednesday (December 22). Offenders removed the contents of three pallets before loading the goods onto a Ford Cargo 7.5-ton lorry displaying false licence plates.

: Inside Spice Girl Geri Horner’s Banbury home One of the offenders, described as a large man wearing dark clothing and a balaclava, also threatened the DAF truck driver with a metal tool. Police said they entered the car park on Thame Road, near Wheatley, at approximately 2.10am and left at around 3am immediately after the robbery.

It was also reported to police that two other lorry curtains were damaged, but those vehicles were not entered. Designated investigator, Myra Harvey, based at Abingdon police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed or knows anything about this incident to please come forward. “You can do so by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43210575299.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.” Want the latest crime news from across Oxfordshire? Make sure to join our dedicated Facebook group.

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