|Wed Dec 16 2015 21:48:29|
Robbers Hijack Amazon Delivery Truck
By: Ina Steiner
Robbers hijacked an Amazon delivery truck after it left a warehouse full of packages to be delivered. We've been hearing reports of increased package theft from people's front porches, but the armed robbery heightens concerns.
An Amazon spokesperson told EcommerceBytes in an emailed statement, "We take incidents of this nature very seriously and are grateful the delivery service provider's driver is safe. We are cooperating with the police investigation and will work with customers to resolve any issues."
The incident occurred on Wednesday - the white panel truck that was leased by Amazon was found empty by Miami-Dade Police on the side a road - the report by CBS News Miami
painted the picture when it wrote, "Strewn all along the shoulder of the roadway around the van were bright colored plastic crates that had held about a hundred packages Ramos was to deliver."
Shown Above: An Amazon truck similar to the one hijacked in Florida.
We've been seeing Amazon white panel trucks making deliveries in the Boston area even in suburbs where just regular Prime is available (not Prime Now or Prime Fresh).
Initially the trucks were unmarked, but we recently saw one sporting a large Amazon logo on the side.
There was no mention of a dash camera in the hijacked truck; that might be a deterrent for delivery trucks especially around the holidays.