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Thieves steal $1m in silver while Kenworth on NSW to Melbourne run

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

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

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, a police statement said.

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 (pictured above) 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.

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