Thieves plunder £1m of sex toys from back of lorry in x-rated haul – Mirror Online

A huge shipment of sex toys has been stolen from the back of a lorry. More than GBP1,000,000 worth of high grade sex-gear was plundered from the vehicle during the daring raid last month. The hefty stash was destined for Rocks Off sex shop in Kettering, Northamptonshire, but only made it as far as the A43 lay-by between the A14 and Broughton Village.

It is believed the HGV was plundered at some point between 1am and 6.30am on September 18. As soon as the police posted about the theft on its Facebook page amateur sleuths and sex-toy enthusiasts alike jumped into action.

Police have narrowed the possible theft window down to five and a half hours

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“The lorry should have carried extra protection,” one person pointed out. “Should help plug a gap in the Black Market,” another offered.

A third social media user added: “At least the police won’t need to take their own handcuffs.” Rocks Off Ltd, based in the appropriately-named Satisfaction House, markets itself as the UK’s leading sex toy manufacturer and designer. The high profile theft comes amidst a boom for the the sex toy industry.

Thieves plunder £1m of sex toys from back of lorry in x-rated haul - Mirror OnlineThe lorry was plundered as it sat on the A43 lay-by

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According to Technavio, the sex toy industry is likely to grow by just shy of £10bn between 2019 and 2023.

This is not the first time sex toys have been targeted by thieves. In April 2016 someone walked into the Pound Express in Saltcoats, North Ayrshire and emptied a box of ‘extra simulation vibrating rings’ into their pocket. Witnesses or anyone with information with regards to the September 18 theft should contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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