Shocking moment delivery driver clings to the bonnet of his van in a bid to stop it being stolen before falling into the road and suffering sprained ankle
- CCTV footage shows the desperate driver gripping the front of the moving van
- The incident took place in West Bromwich, West Midlands on December 5
- He eventually fell into the road and suffered a badly sprained ankle
A desperate delivery driver who saw his van being stolen, clung to the bonnet of the moving vehicle in a bid to stop the thief.
The shocking video shows the man gripping the front of his van as it was being driven away by a thief.
He eventually fell into the road and was taken to hospital to be treated for a badly sprained ankle.
The incident took place in West Bromwich, West Midlands on Saturday, December 5, when the driver stepped out of the white Peugeot Partner to deliver a parcel in Pemberton Road.
Police believe the thief arrived at the scene in a white Peugeot 208, which was driven away by a second person.
The driver can be seen gripping the front of the moving van, in a desperate bid to stop the thief
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said officers were speaking to witnesses and examining CCTV, but needed anyone with information to get in touch.
Police said the theft was one of a spate of robberies targeting delivery drivers and postal workers as they get busier before Christmas.
The West Midlands force said it had seen a rise in robberies of food deliveries, both from supermarkets and fast food outlets in the Bartley Green area in the last month.
He eventually fell into the road and suffered a badly sprained ankle
In November in Walsall and Wolverhampton alone officers received reports of ten delivery vehicle thefts in just ten days.
Police are working with delivery companies to share crime prevention and safety messages and patrols have been increased in areas where thieves have operated.
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