Lorry containing £120

Lorry containing £120,000 worth of Laptops and PS3s is hijacked

Published On December 15, 2007 | By David Wriglesworth | News

A lorry was hijacked in County Antrim, Northern Ireland for £120,000 worth of computers and Sony PlayStation 3s.

Police said that the robbery took place on Lylehill Road in Templepatrick on Friday afternoon where over 140 laptops and 18 PlayStation 3s were stolen at around 14:30 GMT. A white HGV lorry was driving along the road when a white box van pulled out, forcing the driver to stop. Two men got out of the van and forced the driver into their vehicle using a knife. The driver was driven around for about two hours and raised the alarm when he was released in the Derriaghy Way area.

The PSNI have said the man was shaken, but was not physically hurt. The lorry with the registration number MV0 2XSD has yet to be recovered.

About The Author

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.