STAFFORDSHIRE Police is appealing for information to help track down a large number of parcels stolen in an incident last week.
Shortly after midday on Monday 4 March a 22-year-old man suffered life-changing injuries following a non-stop collision and van theft in Paradise Lane, Wolverhampton.
The victim’s plain white Ford Transit van was stolen and when attempting to get help the victim was struck by an LDV open back truck which was carrying scrap metal and old domestic appliances.
Officers managed to recover the van within hours of the incident taking place from a car park at Parker Street, Bloxwich. However, approximately 130 parcels that were inside the van had disappeared.
Detectives are now appealing for anyone that may have information about the whereabouts of the parcels, which they believe were removed from the van after 13:00 GMT that day.
Detective Inspector Neil Poultney, senior investigating officer for Staffordshire Police, said: “We believe the parcels will have either been dumped or sold in bulk. Therefore, we are asking for anyone that has been offered any items in suspicious circumstances for low value to contact us immediately. Alternatively, if you know of someone who may suddenly be storing a lot of items or has information about the stolen items’ whereabouts, please get in touch.
“We are also repeating our appeal for anyone who was travelling in Paradise Lane or nearby at that time who may have any dashcam footage or CCTV to again get in touch.”
If you do know of the parcels’ whereabouts or have been offered high-value items for prices that are too good to be true, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org quoting incident number 279 of 4 March. Alternatively, for guaranteed anonymity, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.