Man charged in theft of nickel plates worth $110K

A 30-year-old man man has been charged in connection with the theft of $110,000 worth of nickel plates.
Thompson RCMP released this photo of a vehicle of interest in a $110,000 nickel theft. (RCMP)

A 30-year-old Thompson man has been charged in connection with the theft of $110,000 worth of nickel plates.

The four bundles of plates, taken in May from Vale’s Manitoba Operations smelter, located in Thompson.

The plates, 20 inches by 36 inches, were stamped on both sides with the words VALE and INCO.

A surveillance camera also recorded an image of the vehicle involved in the theft.