Thieves target Tesco HGV during journey

Monday, May 17, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses after thieves broke into a wagon whilst on its journey to a local supermarket.

It happened at around 10am on Friday (May 14th) when a Tesco HGV, destined to go to Blackpool, was being driven along the A585 Fleetwood Road.

At some point between the Shell Garage close to Greenhalgh Lane and the Windy Harbour lights, the driver has stopped to let a vehicle turn. It is thought that the wagon was then broken into via the back doors.

Thieves stole thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes and tobacco.

Officers are asking anyone who was travelling in the area and saw what happened to get in touch.

DC Eleanor Jewell from Blackpool CID said: “The thieves had the audacity to break into this wagon whilst it was on its way to drop off stock to Tesco, on a really busy road. Someone must have seen something.

“If you think you witnessed the incident unfold, or you have any dash cam footage, please get in contact.”

You can call 101 quoting incident reference 394 of May 14th or you can email [email protected]

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at


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