Brazen thieves are stealing YOUR parcels as vid shows moment criminals ambush DPD van & sling packages into getaway car | The Sun

THIS is the shocking moment brazen thieves ambushed a DPD van and slung packages into a getaway car in a brazen daylight theft.

Two masked men stole multiple packages from the branded vehicle as it was parked up in a residential street in Dagenham, Essex.

The delivery driver watched on helplessly as the duo nicked high value items, such as electronics and clothes, in just 60 seconds.

Working as a tag-team, one man trawled through the piles of parcels to decide which ones they wanted.

The other crook then discarded the ones they didn't want by throwing them on the floor, or chucking the desired deliveries into the back of a Mini.

Terrifying footage, which shows one of the thugs carrying a screwdriver, was shared today online.


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The gang then jumped into the front of the car before speeding off.

A petrified woman who lives on the street captured the crime as the raid unfolded outside her house.

She can be heard in the background screaming: "Stop what you are doing, call the police, call the police."

Social media users speculated that the theft occurred because the new iPhone 15 was released today.

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It comes just weeks after two men were jailed when a DPD delivery driver died of a heart attack after they stole from him.

Andrew James Coyles passed away at the scene in Horden, County Durham, on March 19 this year.

Joseph Henry Niles, 41, and Gary Peter Hepworth, 43, took Mr Coyles mobile phone and his wallet before assaulting a paramedic who attended.

The two thugs were were charged with manslaughter but were last week cleared of causing the dad-of-three's death.

They were instead only convicted of theft.

And Ring doorbell footage captured six men barging into a property in Walsall, West Mids, after one member posed as a delivery driver.

The gang raided the home before allegedly holding a gun to the head of an 11-year-old boy.

The masked thugs are then said to have viciously threatened the family and allegedly put a blade to a 71-year-old grandmother's neck.

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