NEW CASTLE, DE – A truck driver at Bimbo Bakeries, makers of famous brands such as Entenmann’s, Thomas’, Sara Lee, Arnold, Lender’s Bagels, and Little Bites was robbed at gunpoint shortly after noticing his catalytic converter was stolen.
The Delaware State Police said the armed robbery took place on Sunday at 2:00 a.m., when an employee at the company’s New Castle center, located at 30 Parkway Circle attempted to start his delivery truck when he noticed that the catalytic converter had been removed.
“Shortly afterward, the employee was approached by three subjects in the parking lot. One of the subjects produced a handgun and demanded that the employee surrender his cell phone,” police said. “The employee complied, and the three suspects subsequently fled the area in a dark-colored SUV towards an unknown destination.”
Further investigation revealed that a large number of catalytic converters had been removed from numerous trucks parked at the business complex.
All three suspects were described as black males wearing dark clothing. There are no surveillance images available at this time. The employee was not injured in this incident.
Bimbo Bakeries is also the parent brand of notable brands such as Boboli, Beefsteak, Cheesecake Factory, Stroehmann, and Nature’s Harvest.