Montreal police arrest 5 suspects in silver theft

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MONTREAL — Five suspects are in custody in connection with the theft of about $10-million worth of silver last Friday from the Port of Montreal.

The men were arrested during a series of police raids in the city’s suburbs late Wednesday and early Thursday.

Montreal police spokesman Manuel Couture says the suspects are aged between 35 and 53 and face multiple charges, including theft over $5,000 and conspiracy.

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Police said thieves had stolen a truck in the city’s west end, drove it to the port and loaded a shipping container onto it.

The container, which held up to $10-million dollars in silver, was found empty on Saturday in Repentigny just outside Montreal.

Investigators credit tips from the public in helping move the case forward. Police have not yet indicated if any of the stolen silver was recovered in the raids. (CJAD)

The Canadian Press

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