A120 theft sees 70 pieces of computer equipment stolen and man assaulted

PUBLISHED: 15:51 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:00 03 September 2018

70 pieces of computer equipment were stolen from a lorry parked on the A120.

70 pieces of computer equipment were stolen from a lorry parked on the A120.

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Thieves who stole 70 pieces of computer equipment from a lorry in Takeley assaulted a man before making off with the stolen goods on Thursday (August 30).

Essex Police believe the theft occured between 2.30am and 2.40am in a bypass on the A120, where the lorry was parked.

Whilst unloading the equipment from the lorry, the thieves were disturbed and assaulted a man before leaving in a white van, according to the police.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We received reports of theft of computer equipment from a lorry parked in a bypass on the A120 in Takeley between 2.30am and 2.40am on Thursday, August 30.

Suspects gained entry to the rear of a lorry and began removing computer screens.

They were then disturbed and assaulted a man before leaving with 70 pieces of equipment in a white van.

Anyone with information is asked to call Braintree police station on 101 quoting crime reference 42/125284/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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