Police are calling for dashcam evidence after a lorry driver was threatened at gunpoint and his truck looted at the Welcome Break Oxford Services M40 at junction 8A, yesterday (8 August).
The incident happened at around 3am when the HGV driver got out of his truck after being disturbed. He was approached by a man who pointed a handgun at him and told him to get back inside his cab.
As the driver returned to his cab a 7.5 tonne white truck drove up and dispersed several people who began unloading the cargo from the lorry.
Thames Valley Police has confirmed that no one was injured during the armed robbery.
Detective Sergeant James Waterson, of the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse Priority Crime Team, said: “I am appealing for anyone with information about this robbery to please come forward.
“While I understand this may be alarming, there is no evidence of any wider threat to the public. Fortunately, the victim was unharmed but has been left shaken.
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“We have launched an investigation to find those responsible and bring them to justice.
“We have conducted extensive searches for the offending vehicle but at this time it remains outstanding.
“There will be an increased police presence in the area while we investigate and anyone with concerns should speak to a uniformed officer.
DS Waterson is also calling for dashcam evidence. He added: “Anyone with information or who witnessed anything which could help us, such as those using the services at the time, should call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43230352278.
“I’d also ask anyone who was driving in the area at the time and has a dash-cam to check their recordings in case it has captured anything which might assist us.
“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”