Toronto airport gold heist: Police says $15m of valuables stolen

Police are investigating a gold heist at Toronto Pearson International Airport, a location often used to ship gold mined in the Ontario province.

Canadian officials say more than C$20m ($15m; £12m) of gold and valuables were stolen on Monday, 17 April.

The “high-value” aircraft container arrived at the airport in the evening and it was transported to a cargo holding facility.

Police believe that is where the heist took place.

The theft could mark one of the bigger heists in Canadian history, including the 2011 and 2012 Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist, when 3,000 tonnes of syrup valued at $18.7m were stolen from a storage facility in Quebec.

Peel Regional Police inspector Stephen Duivesteyn said their team is investigating “all avenues” and described Monday’s incident as “isolated” and “rare”.

He said the aircraft container was about 5 sq ft in size, but declined to say how much it weighed.

Officials have also refused to say what airline shipped the cargo, or where the load…

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