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Delivery driver has van stolen in Lancaster robbery

Police are appealing for information after a delivery driver had his van stolen during a robbery in Lancaster this afternoon.

The incident happened at about 1.30pm today (Thursday, Oct 19) when a delivery driver was assaulted and had his van stolen on Thirlmere Road.

The van was a white Ford Transit van registration HV71 VFL.

It contained a number of parcels out for delivery.

The driver was shocked but not physically injured.

The offender is described as a white man, stocky build, shiny face, wearing a black or navy-blue puffer jacket.

Det Insp Adie Knowles, of Lancaster CID, said: “This was clearly a distressing incident for the driver and it’s lucky he wasn’t injured.

‘’We are carrying out a number of enquiries and I would appeal to anyone who saw what happened or who sees a van or the suspect matching this description to get in touch urgently.

“I would also ask anyone who may have CCTV, dashcam, mobile or Ring doorbell footage to get in touch.’’

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log 0683 of today. For immediate sightings of the van or suspect call 999.

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