ORGANISED criminals have stolen 300,000 rounds of live ammunition from a lorry while the driver was asleep.
They raided the vehicle shortly after it left a company that specialises in producing ammo.
Sources say the raiders “hit the jackpot” and believe the .22 calibre rounds will get into the hands of organised gangs across the UK hellbent on “causing mayhem”.
A source said: “It was a proper job. They knew exactly what they were doing and what they were going after.”
“This is very serious.
“There's a lot of worry that serious, violent and organised criminals now have thousands of bullets at their disposal.
“It's a large police investigation. There's a real worry about where this all could end up.”
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The lorry left ammo firm Eley, in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, at 3am last Wednesday.
Police are investigating but nobody has been arrested.
Eley said it did not wish to comment.
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