Truck and trailer of 2,000 stolen guns from Peterborough found in Mississauga and Brampton
Published February 16, 2022 at 1:56 pm
Police are still searching for suspects after a trailer loaded with some 2,000 firearms stolen in Peterborough has been found in Mississauga.
On Sunday (Feb. 13), the Peterborough Police Service said a tractor and trailer containing long guns and magazines was stolen from a logistics company.
The next day, Peel Regional Police officers say they located the tractor portion in the area of Deerhurst Drive and Goreway Drive in Brampton.
Investigators located the loaded trailers on Tuesday in the area of Cantay Road and Mavis Road in Mississauga.
Police said earlier this week that the stolen firearms are of a small calibre with magazines attached, however no ammunition was in the trailer.
Investigators said the firearms and associated magazines have been recovered and a thorough inventory will be completed by the owner of the product to determine whether any items are missing.
“We are incredibly grateful to our investigative teams and partners for their work on recovering these stolen firearms and related property,” said Nick Milinovich, Deputy Chief of Investigative and Emergency Services.
Police said the long guns and magazines have an unknown value. An additional trailer loaded with plastic cell phone wrap valued at $50,000 which had been stolen from the Niagara Region was also located by police.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing and investigators are still searching for suspects.
“The community safety implications could have been devastating. Thankfully, their collective commitment to this investigation has extinguished this risk,” said PPS Acting Deputy Chief Neil Collins. “Peterborough Police is very thankful for the assistance of Peel Regional Police in the recovery of the trailer and firearms.”
This investigation is ongoing and the PRP Commercial Auto Crime Bureau will be working alongside the police in Peterborough.
Anyone who may have information on this matter is asked to call investigators at (905)-453-2121 ext. 3322.
Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising