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Upminster delivery car containing around 100 parcels stolen

PUBLISHED: 16:16 30 October 2018

Around 100 parcels were in the car that was stolen in Upminster. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/PA Images/Google Maps

Around 100 parcels were in the car that was stolen in Upminster. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/PA Images/Google Maps

Chris Radburn/PA Archive/PA Images/Google Maps

The suspect was seen speeding off in the BMW delivery car in Corbets Tey Road this morning.

Corbets Tey Road in Upminster. Photo: Google MapsCorbets Tey Road in Upminster. Photo: Google Maps

A delivery vehicle containing around 100 parcels was stolen in Upminster this morning.

Police were called at around 10.25am today (Tuesday, October 30) to reports of a stolen car in Corbets Tey Road.

The car - a grey BMW 3 series estate - was parked while the driver completed a delivery nearby.

As he returned to the vehicle, he saw it speed off.

Around 100 parcels were in a delivery van that was stolen in Upminster this morning. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/PA ImagesAround 100 parcels were in a delivery van that was stolen in Upminster this morning. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/PA Images

Suzanne Pegrum, 39, owns a deep cleaning company and lives in West Horndon but was on her way to another job in South Ockendon when she saw the delivery car speeding off.

She said it “zoomed” past her, and she saw parcels flying out of the boot, leaving a trail of boxes behind.

At first she was worried that the driver didn’t realise the boot was open, but then after driving further up the road she saw the delivery driver who explained what happened.

She said: “He said there must have been around 100 parcels in the car, we tried to trace where it had gone but we couldn’t work it out.

“I didn’t know what was going on at first and then it was only further up the road we realised.

“It’s shocking, its not often that you hear about things like this happening in Upminster.”

No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 1918/30OCT or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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