CCTV captures moment thieves make off with an Amazon van full of parcels as driver makes a delivery

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CCTV captures moment thieves make off with an Amazon van full of parcels as driver makes a delivery and claims he was ‘mugged for his keys’

  • The footage was captured in Great Preston village, Leeds on Saturday afternoon 
  • Two men on a motorbike approached the van while the driver made a delivery
  • The driver chased after the van before West Yorkshire Police arrived at the scene
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This is the shocking moment brazen thieves stole an Amazon van full of parcels in a village near Leeds. 

The CCTV footage was captured in Great Preston, located between Kippax, Swillington and Garforth, on Saturday afternoon. 

The video shows the thieves pounce when the driver leaves his van at a junction to make a delivery to a property opposite. 

This is the shocking moment brazen thieves were caught on CCTV stealing an Amazon Prime van full of parcels in Great Preston village near Leeds on Saturday afternoon

This is the shocking moment brazen thieves were caught on CCTV stealing an Amazon Prime van full of parcels in Great Preston village near Leeds on Saturday afternoon

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In the footage, two men on a motorbike can be seen waiting for their opportunity to strike. 

They approach the parked van and the motorbike driver jumps off, before entering the vehicle.

The Amazon driver, realising what has happened, runs across the road screaming and chases after the van as it speeds away.  

The video shows the thieves pounce when the driver leaves his van at a junction to make a delivery to a property opposite

The video shows the thieves pounce when the driver leaves his van at a junction to make a delivery to a property opposite

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In the footage, two men on a motorbike can be seen waiting for their opportunity to strike before approaching the parked van

In the footage, two men on a motorbike can be seen waiting for their opportunity to strike before approaching the parked van

He then hails a passing BMW for help and a few moments later a West Yorkshire Police van arrives at the scene.

According to neighbours, the driver claimed he was mugged for his keys when he left the van unattended. 

In 2018, Amazon started putting fake packages in their delivery trucks to test the integrity of their drivers.

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The Amazon driver, realising what has happened, runs across the road screaming and chases after the van as it speeds away

The Amazon driver, realising what has happened, runs across the road screaming and chases after the van as it speeds away

He then hails a passing BMW for help and a few moments later a West Yorkshire Police van arrives on the scene

He then hails a passing BMW for help and a few moments later a West Yorkshire Police van arrives on the scene

The online store planted the dummy parcels at random in a ploy to catch delivery drivers that steal customer packages.

The thief-detecting strategy was ordered from Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle as a response to overwhelming reports of package thefts.

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Drivers are supposed to scan every package in their truck. The labels on the fake packages were intentionally rigged to bring up an error message when scanned.

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