Amazon driver held at gunpoint, delivery van stolen

CLEVELAND — Alleged thieves aren’t only waiting to steal packages from porches. Now, police said they’re going after the delivery people and the vans they drive.

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Police in Cleveland said an Amazon driver was held at gunpoint last week. The delivery person was dropping off a package when he noticed a vehicle behind his van, WEWS reported.

He saw the same vehicle parked next to the delivery van when he made another stop. That’s when he said a man walked to the passenger’s side of the van, pointed a gun at him and then took the van.

The delivery van eventually was found empty and surveillance video from a nearby library shows the people who allegedly took the van, emptying it of boxes and packages, WEWS reported.

This isn’t the first time an incident like this has happened in Cleveland.

Two other Amazon drivers reported having their delivery trucks stolen at gunpoint, WJW reported.

Some of the packages in past incidents were recovered, but police did not say how many.

Amazon said it is working with customers to replace stolen packages, WJW reported.