Monday, August 23, 2010

Armed Gang Steal Five Lorry Loads of Vodka

Guard Assaulted and Threatened with Knives
Shipping News Feature

WARRINGTON/ UK – Cheshire Police are asking that members of the public and freight community keep a watch out for five trailers that have been used to steal a large quantity of vodka from a warehouse in Warrington.

The robbery took place in the early hours of Saturday morning with the knife- armed criminals attacking the night watchman at the premises on an industrial estate in Clayton Road, Birchwood, Warrington, before apparently making off with trailers from the site. The security guard was taken to hospital but not seriously injured.

Due to the very large amounts of vodka stolen, which includes the brands for Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Co-operative, Royal Czar, Imperial and Moskova Vodka - all in 1.5 or 1 litre bottles – the police hope that they may gain a lead from anyone spotting the stolen trailers.

 All five are curtainsiders missing from the scene and descriptions can be found here.

Anyone with information on this can contact Cheshire Police on 0845 458 0000 or alternatively information can be left on the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.