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Police investigating string of Amazon delivery truck carjackings in Cleveland area

There have been a total of four incidents in recent weeks, including last weekend in Cleveland Heights.
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File photo of an Amazon delivery truck outside of a delivery station

CLEVELAND — Editor's Note: The above picture is a file photo of an Amazon delivery truck outside a delivery station.

Police in Cleveland Heights are searching for the suspects who stole an Amazon delivery truck containing numerous packages last weekend. 

It's just the latest in a series of carjackings involving Amazon delivery trucks this holiday season. 

The incident in Cleveland Heights took place on Sunday afternoon just after 1:00 p.m. The driver told police she was delivering a package to a location on the westbound side of Berkshire Road. Two male suspects entered her truck while she was making a delivery and sped away on Berskshire towards Lee Road. 

The driver told police that there were approximately 200 packages in her truck and she still had around 100 delivery stops to make that day.

Just after 4:00 p.m., Amazon told Cleveland Heights police that the vehicle had been located via GPS. Officers discovered the truck behind an apartment building on Lee Avenue in Cleveland. All of the truck's storage crates were removed and the passenger side window was broken.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Division of Police confirmed to 3News on Tuesday that three other incidents involving the carjacking of Amazon delivery trucks has taken place in recent weeks. In all cases, the driver was held up at gunpoint by the suspects. One incident occurred on E.154th near Glendale and the other two were in Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood.

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Editor's Note: The below story aired on December 15, 2020