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Appeal after $1m silver bullion stolen from truck - Robbery and Serious Crime Squad

Tuesday, 21 December 2021 04:20:06 AM

Robbery and Serious Crime Squad detectives are appealing for information after silver bullion valued at $1 million was stolen from a truck travelling between Sydney and Melbourne.

Between 4.30pm on Friday 26 November 2021 and 8am on Monday 29 November 2021, a consignment of silver was allegedly stolen from a truck while in transit from Maldon, near Picton, to Melbourne in Victoria.

Upon arrival in Melbourne, the theft was discovered and officers from Camden Police Area Command were notified.

The consignment – 192 individual 5kg bars – was being transported by a Kenworth truck and silver Krueger trailer.

The silver bullion is estimated to be worth $1,015,000.

Following initial investigations by local police, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad took carriage of the investigation under Strike Force Caimon.

As part of ongoing inquiries, detectives have released an image of one of the missing silver bullion bars and the packaging in which they were stored.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident, or who may have seen the Kenworth truck and Krueger trailer while in transit, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Investigations under Strike Force Caimon are continuing.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.