Trucker bound, gagged near Central Virginia mall

Posted at 10:04 AM, Jul 13, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-13 10:58:13-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Henrico police said a group of men allegedly assaulted a semi driver – and then took off with his truck – near Virginia Center Commons early Friday morning.

Henrico Police Lt. Shawn Maxwell told that the incident apparently started on Technology Park Drive around 1 a.m., but that police were called around 5 a.m.  

Maxwell said when police arrived, the driver told them that five men had accosted him, then tied him up and gagged him. The driver said the men left him on the side of the road and took off with his semi.

Authorities said the big rig was found nearby.

Officials said the driver was taken to the hospital to be checked out as a precaution.