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A brief, incomplete history of strange Canadian industrial thefts

Police are baffled after Newfoundland thieves made off with about 30,000 litres of unbottled iceberg water worth as much as $12,000. The unusual bounty, which was to be used to make vodka, was being stored in a warehouse in Port Union, N.L. Here is a look at other industrial thefts that have bewildered businesses and captured Canadians' attention: East Coast crustacean capers. The lucrative fishery on Canada's East Coast is increasingly known to attract thieves - there have been three instances where thousands of dollars worth of lobster has been stolen. The Blueberry Bandit. A "blueberry bandit" made off in 2017 with a refrigerated tractor-trailer containing around $100,000 worth of the berries and other fruit. The Maple Syrup Heist. Twenty-seven-hundred tonnes of syrup valued at $18 million were stolen from a Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, Que., warehouse between 2011 and 2012. The Missing Montreal Toonie Truck. In July 1996, thieves entered a Montreal railyard in broad daylight and drove off with a tractor-trailer carrying $3 million in toonies. The Hamilton Lettuce. Theft Hamilton asked the public to "romaine calm" after the 2017 theft of $45,000 worth of lettuce.
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