WATCH ABOVE: Montreal police are still looking for $10-million in silver after brazen thieves managed to steal a shipping container at the Port of Montreal last week. Mike Armstrong explains why the crime may have been an inside job.
MONTREAL – Montreal police (SPVM) have confirmed that a container which was brazenly stolen from the Port of Montreal on Wednesday, was located by Repentigny police on Saturday morning.
It was a passerby who first spotted the container near Salomon-Juneau and St-Paul streets and and alerted Repentigny police.
SPVM investigators who are leading the investigation, as well as crime scene technicians, were immediately called in to gather evidence.
Recent reports indicate the container held some 16 tons of silver, said to be worth $10 million.
WATCH: Montreal police confirmed on Saturday that they had found a stolen shipping container missing since Wednesday, but not the $10 million worth of silver alleged to have been inside.
Police would not confirm the worth of the cargo, nor divulge the contents of the stolen container.
On Friday the SPVM appealed to the public for help in locating the stolen goods and released still photos of the semi-trailer used in the robbery and the stolen container.
The heist was captured by security cameras in the Port of Montreal. The suspect entered the port driving a stolen white 1997 Freightliner semi-trailer with the license plate L548854. He then made of with a Maersk container. The semi-trailer has not yet been located.
The investigation is ongoing.