$1 Million Silver Bullion Allegedly Stolen in Australian Truck Heist

By Caden Pearson
Caden Pearson
Caden Pearson
Caden Pearson is a reporter based in Australia, with a background in screenwriting and documentary. Contact him at caden.pearson@epochtimes.com.au
December 20, 2021 Updated: December 20, 2021

Police in Australia have asked the public for help after $1 million (US$711,000) worth of silver bullion was allegedly stolen from a truck travelling between Sydney and Melbourne.

“Between 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 26 November 2021, and 8 a.m. 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,” New South Wales (NSW) Police said in a statement.

The alleged theft was discovered once the truck arrived in Melbourne, in the neighbouring state of Victoria, where it was then reported to Camden Police Area Command.

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Detectives release image of silver bullion in packaging allegedly stolen while in transit in Australia, obtained Dec. 21, 2021. (State of NSW Police Force)

“The consignment—192 individual 5 kilogram bars—was being transported by a Kenworth truck and silver Krueger trailer.

“The silver bullion is estimated to be worth $1,015,000,” the statement read.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad took over the investigation from local police 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,” the statement read.

Police have asked anyone in Australia who may have seen the Kenworth truck and Krueger trailer to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via their website at https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au; but not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

Caden Pearson is a reporter based in Australia, with a background in screenwriting and documentary. Contact him at caden.pearson@epochtimes.com.au