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Amazon Driver Fired After 'Stealing' Teenager's PlayStation 5

Amazon Driver Fired After 'Stealing' Teenager's PlayStation 5

Amazon has fired a delivery driver after footage showed him appearing to steal a Playstation 5.

The console, which was bought as a birthday present for a teenager, was never delivered along with the rest of the family's post, and they claim to have seen him handling a 'large box' which they believe likely held the gift, but failing to give them it.

In camera footage from the family's property, a video shows the courier parking up at the house and appearing to pick up the box at the back of the van.

Sharing the CCTV clip on Facebook, dad Paul Walker said: "Today is my son's 16th birthday and this is footage of an Amazon delivery driver stealing his birthday present which was a PlayStation 5.

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"He brings 1 small package to our door and then goes back to his van and gets 2 more small packages from the front. These are the only packages that have been delivered," Paul continues.

"But the account also has the PS5 as delivered at the same time. This is because, as you can see, at 14:41:39 he gets a large parcel out of the van and then puts it back at 14:42:18. This is obviously when he scans it as delivered.

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"All the parcels delivered are either on the doorstep or in his hand before he goes to the back of the van. He therefore has no reason to go to the back of the van apart from to get the PS5 which is then conveniently scanned but never delivered."

Paul's wife, Jenni Walker, said Amazon offered the family a £5 gift voucher for compensation at first.

However, after they complained this was hiked up to £50 and a refund.

The driver could be seen at the back of his van (Credit: Facebook/ Paul Walker)
The driver could be seen at the back of his van (Credit: Facebook/ Paul Walker)

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Speaking to our friends at LADbible, she said: "We shared it on social media after getting repeatedly fobbed off by Amazon. The depot promised to send us one last weekend, then they said 5-7 days and now who knows?"

Jenni's daughter was so enraged about the whole event that she drove down to the local Amazon depot to speak to the site's boss, and show them the CCTV footage.

From this, it was then confirmed that the driver in the video was indeed an employee, and he was later fired.

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In a statement supplied to LADbible, a spokesperson said: "We have very high standards for our delivery service providers and how they serve customers.

"The delivery associate will no longer be delivering on behalf of Amazon."

The PS5 is in very high demand (Credit: PA)
The PS5 is in very high demand (Credit: PA)

They also contacted Thames Valley Police for comment.

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Discussing the incident, Jenni said her "main priority" was finding a replacement console for her son.

And, given what had just happened to them, she said she'd be avoiding reselling website, like eBay, in case the PS5 she ended up buying had come from another family like them.

Let's hope this lad gets his console soon!

Featured Image Credit: Facebook- Paul Walker/ PA

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