Delivery driver threatened with weapon before van stolen

The 51-year-old's vehicle was stolen in Dundee and recovered by police officers in Glenrothes, Fife.

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A delivery van driver was threatened with a weapon and then had his van stolen in Dundee.

The 51-year-old driver was making deliveries in Exchange Street when he was approached by two men at around 5.15am on Saturday.

One of the men threatened the driver with a weapon before driving off in his white Transit van.

The vehicle, which had the logo ‘Les Turriff – Fruit and Vegetable Deliveries’, was recovered by officers in Glenrothes, Fife.

The driver was not injured but has been left shaken by the incident.

The first suspect is described as around 5ft 10ins, of stocky build and wearing a dark hooded top with a grey panel on the body and dark jogging bottoms. His hood was up and his face was partially covered.

The second suspect is described as around 6ft, thin build and wearing a dark jacket and tracksuit bottoms. His jacket had light coloured flashes on the sleeves.

Detective constable David Feeney said: “The men had been seen in the city centre in Dock Street around 4.50 am. It’s possible they may have approached other delivery drivers or motorists in the area. If that happened to you, get in touch.

“Although this happened in the early hours of the morning, we know from our enquiries that there were other delivery drivers and taxis in the area around the time, so it would be helpful if people would check their dash-cam footage from between 5am and 5.30am to see if they have captured any images of the van or the incident itself.

“The van was driven erratically through the city centre with several vehicles, including taxis having to drive round it. It was driven over the Tay Bridge and then recovered in Glenrothes along with its contents.”

If you have any information that may assist with the investigation, please contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0725 of Saturday, 3 February, 2024. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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