Feb 23, 2021
Organised criminals steal 300,000 rounds of live ammunition from lorry while driver was asleep
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ORGANISED criminals have stolen 300,000 rounds of live ammunition from a lorry while the driver was asleep.
They raided the vehicle shortly after it left a company that specialises in producing ammo.1Organised criminals stole 300,000 rounds of live ammunition from firm Eley after raiding a lorry while the driver was asleepCredit: Roland Leon
Sources say the raiders “hit the jackpot” and believe the .22 calibre rounds will get into the hands of organised gangs across the UK hellbent on “causing mayhem”.
A source said: “It was a proper job. They knew exactly what they were doing and what they were going after.”
“This is very serious.
“There's a lot of worry that serious, violent and organised criminals now have thousands of bullets at their disposal.
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The lorry left ammo firm Eley, in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, at 3am last Wednesday.
Police are investigating but nobody has been arrested.
Eley said it did not wish to comment.Stun grenades flare as heavily-armed cops in combat gear raid house in 'UK's biggest ever operation' on organised crime
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ROAD RAGE: Angry Lehigh Driver Pushes Womans Car Into I-78 Median
Pennsylvania State Police are seeking the public's help identifying a Lehigh County driver who they say was yelling at drivers and even hit one woman's car, sending it into a concrete median on I-78 over the weekend.
The woman was putting gas into a silver Toyota Prius when the man, operating a silver Toyota pickup truck, was driving around and yelling at customers in the Wawa parking lot on Schantz Road in Upper Macungie Township, around 2:45 p.m. Sunday, according to Trooper Nathan T. Branosky.
Once the woman left Wawa, the man -- described as a skinny white male with facial hair-- followed her in his car onto I-78 westbound, where he rear-ended her car near Exit 45, Branosky said.
The woman attempted to drive away by leaving the interstate at Exit 40, but the man followed in the Toyota pickup truck and again struck the woman's car into the concrete median before stopping and yelling at her, Branosky said.
He then fled back onto I-78 Westbound, Branosky said.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Trooper Shawn McCormick at (610) 395-1438 and reference Incident Number Pa21-305132.