UPS 18-Wheeler Driver Hijacked At Gunpoint and Kidnapped By Mostly Peaceful ‘kidnapper and several accomplices’ in Atlanta

Atlanta police spokesperson Jarius Daugherty praised the driver for following the hijackers’ commands… ‘Our recommendation in a situation like this is to comply.’

Armed hijackers seize UPS big rig, kidnap its driver at gunpoint and steal hundreds of packages in Atlanta

  • Driver of UPS 18-wheeler was hijacked at gunpoint, kidnapped and robbed in Atlanta early Monday 
  • Heist took place at a traffic light after the UPS truck left a warehouse  
  • Driver was found tied up in the back of his truck nearly six hours later 
  • Police say bandits stole about a quarter of packages and transferred them to their own truck  

By Snejana Farberov For Published: 09:27 EST, 30 December 2021

Armed hijackers ambushed a UPS driver, tied him up and ransacked his 18-wheeler tractor-trailer in Atlanta early Monday.

At around 9:15 a.m., police responded to the area of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway NW and Bankhead Court NW on a kidnapping report, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

Officers were met by the driver of the stolen UPS big rig, who was unharmed, and his colleagues.

A subsequent investigation has uncovered that the brazen heist took place after the driver had left a UPS facility laden with packages to deliver.

At around 3:30 a.m., the truck stopped at a traffic light, where an armed man jumped into the cab, pointed a gun at the driver’s head and forced him to head down a dirt road to an abandoned lot on Bankhead Court, police said.

Once there, the kidnapper and several accomplices restrained the UPS driver’s hands with zip-ties and proceeded to steal about a quarter of the cargo from the tractor-trailer, which they then transferred to their own truck waiting nearby, WSB-TV reported.

The bandits then got into their vehicle and drove off with their loot, leaving the kidnapping victim behind. 


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