Police said on Tuesday that products worth $ 5 million ($ 6.6 million) had been stolen in a dramatic highway robbery 75 miles north of London.
Northamptonshire Police said the perpetrators placed a lorry driver and security guard on the M1, one of the UK’s major north-south routes.
They then took Laurie to a village near Crick, where they moved a trailer loaded with valuable Apple AAPL,
Products for a waiting truck, leaving the driver and guard behind.
The truck was later found in Leicestershire, north of a county border. Police believe the robbers transferred the contents of the truck – apparently 48 pallets of Apple products – to a third vehicle. The stolen items included AirPods, Apple Watches and iPhone 11s.
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Authorities are appealing for witnesses to the crime, which took place on November 8 between 7.45 am and 8 pm at southeast slip road at junction 18 of M1.
Police are also looking to talk to people who have been offered any Apple products for sale “under unusual circumstances”, or who are selling such items at low prices to anyone they know.