Apple products worth £5 million stolen in M1 lorry hijacking
More than £5 million worth of Apple products, including computers and iPhones and Watches, have been stolen after a lorry was hijacked on the M1 motorway.
The incident occurred just before 8pm on Tuesday November 10 on the southbound slip road at Junction 18 close to Rugby.
The lorry was parked up on the slip road when the gang struck, according to the police.
The driver and the security guard inside the lorry were tied up during the robbery and the truck was driven away by the gang to the nearby village of Crick.
Once there they transferred the trailer with the Apple products to a waiting truck and made their getaway leaving the driver and the security guard behind.
The empty lorry was later found abandoned in Lutterworth, Warwickshire, where it is believed the offenders transferred 48 pallets of Apple products into a third vehicle.
Northamptonshire Police have appealed for witnesses and are asking anyone who may have seen vehicles parked up on the slip road last Tuesday evening to contact them.
They are also asking people to be on the lookout for Apple products being offered for sale in suspicious circumstances in the run up to Christmas.
A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen a number of vehicles on the slip road at Junction 18 between the stated times, which may have looked out of place, or who may have dash-cam footage of this area.
"They would also like to speak to anyone who may have been offered any Apple products for sale in unusual circumstances, or who knows of anyone who is selling such items at low-cost prices."