Delivery driver targeted in attempted robbery

PUBLISHED: 09:24 24 December 2019

Police are investigating an attempted robbery

Police are investigating an attempted robbery


A delivery driver narrowly avoided having his van stolen after being followed while dropping off parcels in Felsted.

The incident took place at about 2pm on December 7 in Perry Road, with Essex Police receiving reports that a man was assaulted by people who demanded he hand over his van.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Suspects have followed the victim in his vehicle in a silver Peugeot 306. Suspects have then got out of the vehicle and said to the victim 'we don't want your parcels, we want the van'.

"The victim thought the suspects were joking but the suspects have swung a wheel brace at the victim causing a cut to the victim's nose and the victim has then driven off."

Anyone with information should contact Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Reports can also be made online via the Essex Police website.

If you value what this gives you, please consider supporting our work. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Dunmow Broadcast