van stolen Salford

Police have launched an appeal after a man in his 80s had his delivery van rammed into and stolen in Salford.

The theft happened on Tuesday March 12 at around 2pm on the Crescent, Salford.

The delivery driver, who drove a large white Mercedes Sprinter was approached by a group of men travelling behind in a black Volvo V60 estate.

The group of men then purposefully collided into the back of the van before forcing the victim out of the vehicle and driving off.

The suspects left the scene in a Volkswagen Jetta, as well as the Volvo. Police said the Volvo estate’s registration plate was AG58 LZC, while the Volkswagen Jetta’s registration plate was FR13 NWZ.

Both plates were believed to be cloned or on false details.

The victim’s vehicle was later abandoned a short distance away on Great Clowes Street with items still inside.

The police have identified three men (pictured) who they would like to speak to. Officers believe these men may have vital information that could help with their investigation.

van stolen Salford

Detective Constable Max Baimak of GMP Salford’s Neighbourhood Crime Team said: “I would like to thank members of the public for already sharing footage from the incident and helping in the aftermath. Thankfully, injuries sustained by the victim were not serious despite the terrifying ordeal he went through.

“We are committed on finding those responsible and bringing them to justice to ensure our community can be safe in the knowledge that brazen attacks like this will not be tolerated.”

Anyone who may have information that could help with the police’s ongoing investigation is asked to call 0161 856 5134 direct or 101 quoting incident number 1745 of 12/03/2024.

Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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