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Gangsters are breaking into fast-moving heavy trucks to steal PS5 • .net

The gang is hitting a heavy truck on the run to steal the PlayStation 5, a new report reveals.

Over the weekend, the Times (Paywall) reported that PlayStation, TV, cosmetics, cell phones, and cigarette deliveries were all attacked in recent months using stunts known as “rollovers.”

This involves gangsters using multiple vehicles to box into heavy trucks traveling at speeds of up to 50mph. One gang member climbs roped through a sunroof or a modified hatch, then uses cutting tools or crowbars to break into heavy trucks, board and throw away goods.

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According to The Times, “rollovers” have been used at least 27 times between this year and September, and this number has increased in recent weeks as gangsters tried to cash out deliveries of expensive pre-Christmas goods. did. Apparently police warned the carrier about the tactics.

The treatise told career criminals that gangs are focusing on goods in transit because of increased security elsewhere in the supply chain. According to the report, several raids were sold by department stores and targeted luxury goods belonging to tech companies.

The Times cites a former security manager of the Road Transport Association who said the gang had access to inside information. “Someone needs to know when and where the vehicle is, and it can’t be random that you’re trying to attack it,” they said. “Someone paid a tip”

Rollover stunts have been used by gangs for years to hijack trucks. In 2012, Romanian police released an amazing video showing an attempt to steal a truck while speeding along a highway in the dark.

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The PS5’s record launch was undermined by extensive scalping, stolen console allegations, and auction sites flooded with misleading lists.

is asking Sony for comment.

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