Delivery drivers held up at knifepoint in two ambushes in Sheffield

Two delivery drivers were held up at knifepoint in ambushes in Sheffield on the same day.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 10:16 am

Detectives are linking the incidents, which both happened on in Gleadless Valley on Friday, with one at 2.30pm and the other at 7.50pm.

In the first ambush, a delivery van was parked on Gaunt Road, when a car pulled up in front.

A man got out of the car and threatened the delivery driver with a knife, before emptying the van of its content and driving away.

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Detectives are investigating after two delivery drivers were held up at knifepoint in ambushes in Sheffield (Photo: Getty)

The parcels were later found dumped.

The second incident took place on nearby Jaunty Road, when a delivery driver was approached from behind by a man with a knife.

He was ordered to hand over the keys to his van, which was driven off with the parcels in the back. They have not been recovered.

Detective Sergeant Stephanie Phoenix, who is leading the investigation, said: “We understand these kinds of incidents are extremely concerning for the many delivery drivers who work across South Yorkshire. I can reassure you that this investigation is progressing at pace and we have several lines of inquiry.

“I’d like to appeal to anyone who was in the Gaunt road area of Gleadless at around 2.30pm on Friday to review your dash cam, did you see anything suspicious? Can you help? Also, were you on the Jaunty Estate on Friday evening? Please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 899 of March 19.

Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111.

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