Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

This week, in crimes that sound more like the plot of a Guy Richie movie than in real life, we have at least one person who managed about $ 13.6 million (CAD) in pure silver bars during a container theft. , which has now attracted the attention of officers across Canada.

The Toronto Police Service issued a release Tuesday asking for the help of members of the public to identify who triggered this investigation of theft over $ 5,000 (more like ‘theft waaayyy over $ 5,000’).

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An ounce of silver bars is currently on sale for just under $ 40 apiece, meaning the thief was either incredibly strong or had help pushing the goods. Image via TPS.

“In January 2020, pure silver worth approximately $ 11 million (USD) was stolen in the form of gold bars from a shipping container in Montreal, Quebec,” reads the TPS release, which contains images of the original bricks.

“A partial recovery of the silver has been made in Toronto, British Columbia and Massachusetts, USA.”

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The silver was sent inside these containers, on the back of a transport truck. Image via TPS.

While some of the silver has actually been located, investigators believe some of it was “melted into bars for a better chance of avoiding suspicion at sale.”

If this was not the case by chance, the original silver bars could be identified by several distinctive stamped markings, including a serial number and the words “Korea Zinc.”

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The stolen silver bars are said to contain characteristic stamps. Image via TPS.

“Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have received these bars or fear that they may have received silver by-products from this stolen shipment,” Toronto police wrote.

Anyone with information on the case of the missing silver bars should contact Toronto Police or Sherlock Holmes at Scotland Yard.


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