Friday, 1 June 2007

M3 link road Robbery

Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery which took place on the link road to the M3 in Farnborough on Wednesday, May 30.
At around 3.15pm a commercial vehicle from Vertu, Fleet, carrying a consignment of mobile phones worth around three million pounds was driving along the link road to junction 4a of the M3. The vehicle was then forced to the side of the road by the driver of a dark coloured Subaru.
Four people, wearing balaclavas, then got out of the vehicle and took a number of items from the back of the van. They then got back into the Subaru and drove off north bound on the M3.
Detective Sergeant Matt Watson said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward and make contact with the police.
“The Subaru received extensive rear damage during the incident and it is possible that someone may have seen it being driven at speed northbound on the M3. The car was later located in Slough and I am appealing to anyone who was driving between Farnborough and Slough on Wednesday afternoon, who thinks they may have seen this vehicle, to get in touch.”
A 26-year-old man from Hertfordshire and a 27-year-old man from Hertfordshire have been arrested in connection with this incident and are currently in police custody.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident should contact Aldershot CID on 0845 045 45 45 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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