A brazen gang has robbed a DPD van, grabbing smaller, excessive worth gadgets equivalent to electronics and clothes earlier than they have been gone in 60 seconds, MailOnline can reveal at this time.
The 2 masked males, one clutching a screwdriver, hurled the packages into the boot of their Mini in Dagenham, east London.
The motive force, sporting a excessive viz vest and showing to carry a hammer, watched on helplessly because the robbers took what they needed.
The footage was shared on-line at this time and was filmed by a terrified lady who noticed the raid outdoors her home. She may be heard screaming ‘cease what you might be doing, name the police, name the police’ because the thieves openly took parcel after parcel, discarding ones they did not need in the midst of the street.
The thieves, who had their faces coated, labored in tandem to steal as a lot as they may earlier than leaping into their Mini and sped off with screeching tyres.
The video was shared on Instagram and Twitter by the IG1IG3 account. Followers speculated whether or not the thieves had raided the DPD van at this time due to the discharge of the brand new iPhone 15 by Apple.
MailOnline has requested the Metropolitan Police and DPD for remark.
A terrified lady screamed ‘name the police’ as thieves held up a DPD van
Thieves have raided a DPD van in east London, concentrating on smaller packages
The lads grabbed small packages – hurling them into an open boot
The motive force was armed with a screwdriver, shortly and calmly getting in as residents got here out of their homes to chase them away
The gang sped away on this gray Mini, which is taxed and insured
It got here simply three weeks after two males have been jailed after they stole from a DPD supply driver who had a coronary heart assault and died on the scene.
Police and paramedics rushed to Handley Road in Horden, County Durham to take care of Andrew James Coyles, however the father-of-three couldn’t be saved.
Joseph Henry Niles, 41, and Gary Peter Hepworth, 43, stole a cell phone and a pockets belonging to Mr Coyles, and assaulted an attending paramedic.
The 2 thugs have been have been charged with manslaughter over the tragedy that occurred on Sunday, March 19 this 12 months.
Nevertheless the duo have been this week cleared of inflicting Andrew James Coyles’ loss of life and as an alternative convicted of theft alone after the prosecution supplied no proof.
Police launched an investigation and 41-year-old Niles, of no mounted abode, and 43-year-old Hepworth, of Greenside Avenue, Peterlee, have been each charged with Mr Coyles’ manslaughter.
After they appeared at a plea listening to Durham Crown Court docket on Wednesday April 19 they denied the manslaughter cost.
In addition they denied a separate rely of theft of a cell phone and a pockets belonging to Mr Coyles.
Hepworth confronted an extra cost of assaulting an emergency employee as he was being detained which he additionally denied.
A trial was on account of start at Teesside Crown Court docket on Wednesday however prosecution counsel Paul Abrahams mentioned that following a overview of the proof, the Crown had determined to not pursue the manslaughter cost.
Recorder Peter Reid formally recorded a ‘not responsible’ verdict.
He mentioned that whereas they weren’t thought of legally chargeable for Mr Coyles’ loss of life, they, ‘undoubtedly’ bore a ‘ethical’ accountability.
Each defendants modified their pleas and every admitted the theft cost.
Police and paramedics rushed to the scene the place DPD supply driver Andrew James Coyles had a coronary heart assault, however the father-of-three couldn’t be saved
DPD supply driver and father-of-three Andrew James Coyles suffered a deadly coronary heart assault whereas on Handley Road in Horden, County Durham
Hepworth additionally admitted the rely regarding the assault of an emergency employee.
Recorder Reid imposed six-month jail sentences on each males for the theft, however added an extra two months to Hepworth’s sentence for the assault on the emergency employee.
In a tribute launched through Durham Police, within the days following Mr Handley’s loss of life, his three youngsters, Katie, Rebecca and James, mentioned: ‘There’ll by no means be the phrases to explain the best way we really feel.
‘Nothing ever prepares you for this damage and ache.
‘Our hearts are damaged. We love you so very a lot and can proceed to make you
proud every day, they method you at all times informed us.
‘It is solely: “Goodbye, dad”. It is not: “goodbye”.’