Doncaster lorry driver threatened with claw hammer during robbery

CRIME: Crime scene.
CRIME: Crime scene.

Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Doncaster, during which a 63-year-old lorry driver had cash and bank cards taken.

The man was delivering goods to a bakery in Great North Road, Woodlands, at around 3.25am on Thursday, April 24.

When he returned to his lorry he was confronted by a man hiding in his trailer. The suspect demanded the drivers’ takings and produced what is thought to have been a claw hammer.

He then searched the victim, taking his wallet, before running away along Cemetery Road in the direction of Carcroft.

Shortly after 4am that morning, the lorry driver’s bank cards were used to withdraw cash from a cash machine at Asda in Carcroft.

The suspect is described as white, in his late teens or early twenties, of a slim build and between 5ft 11ins and six feet tall.

He spoke with a local accent and wore a dark jacket, with the hood up, and dark tracksuit bottoms.

He also wore gloves and a mottled grey snood covering the lower part of his face.

Anyone with any information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 109 of April 24 2014. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.