Driver shot in apparent ‘truckjacking’

| 7/26/2007

Police in York, Ontario, Canada – just north of Toronto – are looking for three men who shot a trucker in the ankle and hijacked his load of cigarettes.

According to The Toronto Star, the robbery and shooting occurred early Wednesday, July 25, at a yard near Highway 7.

Investigators say they don’t know if the trucker was shot deliberately or if the shot was fired to encourage him to turn over the truck.

Police say the robbers drove off in the truck – which contained $200,000 worth of cigarettes – then transferred the load to another nearby truck and fled.