Photo via Jameson Fink
Photo via Jameson Fink

If you’ve seen a shady oyster deal, call the RCMP.

There is something inherently absurd about food heists.

The image of criminals huddled at the dockswaiting for a shipment of maple syrup to arrive, instead of guns or drugsreally takes the edge away from whatever shady transaction is going down.

Yet the insane price of certain ingredients makes them the perfect target for enterprising thieves who can take advantage of the relatively low security around food.

Last weekend, police in Prince Edward Island, Canada launched an investigation into the theft of $15,000 worth of oysters. According to provincial police, the total loot is roughly 100 boxes of some of Canada’s finest bivalves.

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