Shipping container found, but $10 million in silver still missing
Published Friday, September 4, 2015 9:37PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, September 5, 2015 3:59PM EDT
The shipping container stolen from the Port of Montreal on Wednesday has been found but the $10 million worth of silver that was inside it is still at large.
The six-metre long grey container inscribed MAERSK was found in Repentigny on Saturday morning, according to the SPVM.
Police are being tightlipped about the heist, but they’re asking for the public's to help them locate the missing loot.
Early on Wednesday, a white 1997 Freightliner truck used for the robbery was stolen somewhere in the city's west end. Within a few hours, that truck made its way over to the port in the east end, and the silver vanished.
Police won't say how they think the silver was stolen but the Port of Montreal prides itself on its security measures, insisting it maintains tight control of its access and exit points with 350 video cameras trained on the sprawling facility.
Montreal police are asking anyone with information that could help the investigation to call Info-Crime at 514-393-1133.