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Computer hardware stolen from South Mimms service truck UK News

A truck driver was threatened as thieves stole computer equipment from his vehicle at a gas station.

The incident happened at the South Mimms gas station around 2:20 a.m. last Friday (August 20).

Hertfordshire Constabulary says the driver of the vehicle noticed thieves had punched a hole in the curtain of the truck and were removing items.

When the driver tried to open the door of his taxi, one of the offenders threatened him and told him to stay inside.

The offenders then left in two cars.

Detective Sergeant Stuart Keene said: “The driver had parked overnight when he was awakened by the criminals stealing computer equipment from his truck.

“He did the right thing by not challenging the offender who threatened him and staying safe in his cab.

“After the offenders left, he quickly called the police and officers were able to investigate to identify and stop a vehicle suspected of being involved.”

Investigations are still ongoing into the incident and anyone with information can contact the police citing criminal reference 41 / B2 / 17905/21.

Information can be reported online at, by speaking to one of the Force Communication Room operators via the online chat at, or by calling the non-urgent number. 101.

  • A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, both from Leeds, were arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft, motor vehicle theft and common assault. They have been released under investigation as investigations continue.

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This notice was published: 2021-08-26 15:20:24

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