Dayglo thieves rob parcel courier van

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A DELIVERY van was stolen as the driver stopped to drop off a parcel.

The 25-year-old courier was pulled from the vehicle by a man when he stopped in Old Edinburgh Road, Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, at around 8:50am on Thursday.

The attacker climbed into the van and was joined by another, who got in the passenger side of the white Mercedes Sprinter.

Strathclyde Police said the driver was was left badly shaken.

The vehicle, which was carrying parcels to be delivered to private and commercial customers, was later found empty in Maryville Lane.

Police believe the parcels were moved to another vehicle. The man who pulled the driver out of the van was aged 30-40, had a local accent and wore a fluorescent jacket with black hood. The second robber also wore a fluorescent jacket.