£18,000 of Jameson Whiskey stolen by fake HGV driver

2 December 2019, 18:08

More than 3000 bottles of whisky were stolen
More than 3000 bottles of whisky were stolen. Picture: PA

By Maddie Goodfellow

A thief has stolen more than 3000 bottles of whisky after pulling off a shocking drive by smash-and-grab by pretending to be a HGV driver.

The opportunistic criminal undertook the daring heist wearing a hi-vis jacket and hard hat.

He helped himself to more than £18,000 worth of Jameson's Irish whiskey after attaching the trailer to an empty HGV cab and driving away with it.

The trailer was later found dumped, however the crates of whiskey were nowhere to be seen.

Police are now appealing for information into the theft, which happened at McBurney Transport on Dunes Way, Kirkdale.

Merseyside Police said: "We’re appealing for information following the high value theft of whiskey from a premises in Kirkdale.

"At around 8.40pm on Monday, November 25, a man wearing a high-vis jacket and hard hat gained entry to in an empty HGV cab, and connected the cab to a trailer containing around £18,000 of Jameson’s whiskey.

"He drove off and the trailer was later found empty in Atherton Road in Walton."

Forensic, CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC or 101 with reference 19100691697.You can also pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.