Lorry driver threatened by knife-wielding robber - The Leamington Observer

Lorry driver threatened by knife-wielding robber

Leamington Editorial 7th Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

A LORRY driver was threatened with a bread knife in a lay by near Kenilworth.

The driver had stopped on the A46 on Thursday August 6 when he was approached by a man who demanded he hand over his fuel card, as he sat in the cab of his HGV on the southbound carriageway between Stoneleigh and Kenilworth at around 4.30pm.

When the victim refused, the robber became aggressive and tried to get into the cab, but the driver managed to stop him.

The victim noticed four other men standing on the grass verge, and it is suspected an attempt was going to be made to steal diesel from the HGV’s fuel tank.

A second man then approached the cab wielding a bread knife, and threatened the driver, who escaped without injury.

The would-be thieves drove off in a white Transit van which was parked behind the HGV. It is believed to have had Irish registration plates.

The first suspect is described as a slim white man, around 20 to 25 years-old, between around 5ft 6″ tall, with short mousey brown hair. He was wearing jeans and a blue t-shirt, and spoke with an Irish accent.

The suspect holding the bread knife was also white, around the same age, and similar hair, but was slightly taller.

He also had an Irish accent and was wearing a black t-shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 296 of August 6, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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