Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses

The so-called cargo crime of ‘Romanian M.O.’ or Theft from Moving Truck has been identified again, with two incidents in the Netherlands in June causing ‘at least a million euros’ of losses of electronics products.

The Dutch daily newspaper, De Telegraaf, reports the incidents took place on the night of 6-7 June on the A12 between Ede and the German border and on 12 June between Waalwijk and Ede.

“The drivers hadn’t noticed anything, but discovered the robbery when they were standing still. The locks of the trucks had been cut and the entire load was gone,” De Telegraaf stated.

Police have appealed for witnesses to support their investigation – and issued a warning to the transport and logistics industry to be extra vigilant. In support of one line of investigation, De Telegraaf says police are trying to find out which of the dozens of members of the Romanian gang who were arrested in Romania in 2020 are at large. According to the media report, between 2015 and 2020, the gang struck at least 15 times in the Netherlands and dozens of times in other countries.

Although these types of incidents are rare, when they do occur, the cost impact, as shown in these latest attacks, can be substantial. TAPA EMEA asks members to report any incidents or sightings of suspicious activity to the Association at tisteam@tapaemea.org

Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses
Theft from Moving Truck Incidents Result in Seven Figure Losses