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N.Y. gunmen hijack FedEx truck loaded with presents


December 21, 2007
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N.Y. gunmen hijack FedEx truck loaded with presents

The Associated Press


NEW YORK — Gunmen hijacked a FedEx delivery truck loaded with Christmas presents early Friday on a Manhattan street, officials said.


The driver, who was found later in Brooklyn, wasn't hurt, police and FedEx Corp. spokesman Steve Barber said.


The truck — an 18-wheeler and one of the biggest FedEx vehicles — was later found abandoned in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn around 5:30 a.m. There was cargo inside, officials said.


"We don't know whether anything is missing at this point," said Sandra Munoz, a FedEx spokeswoman at the company's headquarters in Memphis, Tenn.


The FedEx Express truck was headed to a company facility in Newark, N.J., after midnight when two men brandishing a gun confronted the driver at a traffic light, police said. The driver was forced out of the truck and into a car. He was found at about 1:30 a.m. in Brooklyn, police said.


Munoz said FedEx could not estimate the value of the cargo until police released the truck, which can hold as much as 80,000 pounds when full.

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