Salt truck driver robbed at quitting time

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A truck clearing snow from the road while spreading salt in Arnhem (Marco Derksen / Flickr)A truck clearing snow from the road while spreading salt in Arnhem (Marco Derksen / Flickr)

A salt truck driver finishing up his shift in Roosendaal was robbed at knifepoint early Sunday morning. The driver had jumped out of his truck to unlock a pole meant to limit access to a driveway when three offenders jumped him demanding money.

The victim handed over his coat, “which contained his wallet and phone,” police say. It happened at about 1 a.m. on Iepenberg in the Noord-Brabant city.

He described the two of the offenders as having darker skin, with the thin, knife wielding robber standing at 1.85 meters, and neatly dressed. The second is 1.75-meters tall, stocky with a round face, and slicked back dark hair.

The third suspect is also about 1.85 meters in height, with a slim build, wearing a dark, shiny hooded jacket with a fur collar.

No suspects have been apprehended, police say.

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