Delivery driver's car full of Christmas presents stolen by thief in Doncaster street

A delivery driver’s car and all the parcels she was carrying were stolen by a thief who struck in a Doncaster street.

Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 2:16 pm

The woman was delivering a parcel on Aintree Avenue, Cantley, when a man jumped into her car and drove off in the vehicle.

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The white Volkswagen Golf contained a number of parcels due to have been delivered in Doncaster yesterday.

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A delivery driver's car and parcels were stolen from a Doncaster street (Photo: Getty)

South Yorkshire Police said the car was not advertised as a delivery vehicle.

South Yorkshire Police said: “We received a call at 10.09am yesterday reporting a theft of a car on Aintree Avenue in Doncaster.

“It is reported that while a woman left her car to deliver a parcel, an unknown man got in her car and drove off.”

Just over three hours later, there was a similar theft on Parkway North in Wheatley.

At 1.20pm a man was out of his car delivering a parcel when an unknown man has got into his vehicle and fled the scene.

The car was a lime green Peugeot 207.

South Yorkshire Police’s operational support unit said: “Please do not leave your vehicle unattended with either the engine running or the keys in the ignition.

“Yesterday two vehicles were stolen in Doncaster when the owners were delivering parcels as the vehicles were left running.

“Needless to say when they are eventually found it's pretty much guaranteed that all the packages will be missing.

“There is also the possibility that your insurance will also be invalid due to leaving the keys in the vehicle.”

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