Lorry-full Of Cigarettes Stolen

4 December 2012, 11:58 | Updated: 4 December 2012, 12:04

Police are looking for thieves who robbed an articulated lorry full of cigarettes.

It happened at Methwold near Thetford early on Monday morning when the driver was flagged down by three men in a field.

Officers received a report earlier this morning at just before 6.30am that a lorry driver, aged in his 20s, who was in his articulated lorry had his cargo of cigarettes stolen from the vehicle.

The incident took place at about 6.15am in a farm yard off Northwold Road.

Three individuals on the side of the road flagged down the driver. They then smashed the passenger window of his lorry cab. Following the robbery the offenders made off in a white transit van.

The driver was shaken but unhurt.

The three offenders were wearing high visibility tops, two of them were wearing hooded tops, the other male was wearing a hat and all three were wearing builders gloves.

Enquiries are continuing into the incident with forensic investigations being carried out on the lorry and officers speaking to the lorry driver to establish the exact circumstances. Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a white transit van that was parked up near a 40 mph speed limit sign on Stoke Road, the Weeting side of Methwold at about 6am.

DC Richard Moden from King’s Lynn CID said: “Our enquiries are on-going to establish the circumstances, but we are very keen to speak to any witnesses who may have seen a white transit van. We are still trying to ascertain the precise value of the cigarettes stolen, but it was of a substantial value.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, saw any suspicious activity either prior to or after the incident or has knowledge of the incident should contact DC Richard Moden at King's Lynn CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 5551111.