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Trucker bound, gagged as bandits make off with load of metals

GUELPH, Ont. -- A trucker was forced from his rig, bound, gagged and driven nearly 60 km from his original location...


GUELPH, Ont. — A trucker was forced from his rig, bound, gagged and driven nearly 60 km from his original location all for the sake of a load of metal products. According to a report by the Toronto Star, the 53-year-old trucker was found at a carpooling station near Guelph yesterday, after his muffled cries for help were heard emanating from a silver Acura by commuters. The man was discovered in the front seat, unharmed.

The report is citing the incident is indicative of a new trend in criminal activity in the trucking industry, which has thieves targeting items like electronics, cigarettes and metals.

On Wednesday, a trucker was shot in the leg near Vaughan, Ont. where robbers made of with his load $200,000 worth of tobacco products.

–With files from the Toronto Star


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