COQUITLAM, B.C. — A truck driver was violently hijacked near here Dec. 9, and a load of Sony electronics stolen.
The trucker was rear-ended by a Ford Explorer, and when he got out of his rig to check the damage, he was grabbed by a second individual. He was forced into the back of his truck and taken away from the scene.
The driver was then held for four or five hours, according to local media reports, and two gunmen tied his hands and covered his head with a bag. He was left in a ditch while the thieves took off with the electronics equipment.
“I thought that was the end, that I would never see my girls again,” the driver said, according to local news reports.
Before taking off, the thieves set fire to the Ford Explorer used in the heist. Police suspect the Explorer was stolen.
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