$6M worth of Apple products stolen in highway robbery

A police search is now underway.

What you need to know

  • More than $6 million worth of Apple products were stolen from a truck in the UK last week.
  • Robbers raided the vehicle as it left the M1 motorway in Northamptonshire on November 10.
  • The driver and security guard were both tied up before the thieves transferred the goods onto a waiting truck and then escaped.

A police search is underway in the UK after robbers hijacked a truck in Northamptonshire, stealing £5 million ($6.6M) worth of Apple products.

As reported by Metro:

A manhunt is underway after £5million of Apple products were stolen from a lorry during a robbery on the motorway. The raid took place on the southbound slip road at Junction 18 of the M1, Northamptonshire, between 7.45 pm and 8 pm on November 10. Both the driver and a security guard were tied up before the robbers drove the vehicle to an industrial estate in the village of Crick. The thieves then transferred the trailer onto an awaiting truck and made their escape, leaving their victims behind.

The getaway truck was reportedly later found one county over in Warwickshire, where the perpetrators transferred 48 pallets of Apple products into a third vehicle. Northamptonshire Police are trying to track down the goods and the offenders, and are seeking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed anything. Per the report, the incident took place on Junction 18 of the M1 motorway, on the southbound sliproad between 7:45 pm and 8 pm last week, November 10.

Police also expressed an interest in any dash-cam footage from drivers in the area, and would also like to speak with anyone “who has been offered any Apple products for sale in unusual circumstances” or who knows of anyone selling Apple products at low prices.

On Monday, it was reported that Amazon workers in Madrid had stolen $600,000 worth of iPhones by swapping them with inexpensive goods.

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