A police investigation has been launched after a break-in at Midland Communications Distribution, which left one employee injured and a ‘large quantity’ of mobile phones stolen.
The break-in occurred at Midland’s distribution centre in Nottingham on 14 November. Sources said a member of staff, who was locking up the distribution centre, was forced back into the building by a group of men and imprisoned in one of the company’s lock up cages whilst the gang stripped the warehouse of a large quantity of phones.
The staff member was eventually freed by Midland staff arriving for work the following day, according to sources. Nottingham police said the gang arrived at around 5.45pm in a white van, making their escape at around 6.30pm.
In a statement, a police spokesperson said: ‘A large quantity of mobile phones was stolen from Midland Communications, in the Colwick Industrial Estate, Nottinghamshire, on Thursday 14 November 2013.
‘A member of staff was threatened by a group of men. He received minor injuries. His attackers entered and fled through the main gate in a white transit van, with only one working headlight, between 5.45pm and 6.30pm.’
Police are asking anyone with information to call the police on 101. Callers wanting to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Midland Communications declined to comment on the raid.
Author: Carol Millett