Fifth man arrested in Port of Montreal silver heist, one third of bullion recovered

Fifth man arrested in Port of Montreal silver heist, one third of bullion recovered

A fifth man was arrested in the case of last week’s $10m silver heist at the Port of Montreal, and about one third of the 16 tonnes of bullion recovered, according to ctvnews.

Raids on a dozen locations across Montreal – including homes, warehouses and an industrial property – yielded the five men aged between 35 and 53. First reports had four men arrested.

Police said tip-offs from the public helped them make the raids

Three of the five suspects made court appearances on Thursday morning before being released to appear at a later date.

They will face charges of theft of more than $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime, and conspiracy.

The daring heist occurred on Wednesday (September 2) when a stolen white 1997 Freightliner truck entered the port and picked up a grey 20-foot long container containing the silver.

The empty container was found on Saturday in Repentigny, an off-island suburb just north of Montreal.

They will face charges of theft of more than $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime, and conspiracy.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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