It seems these thieves with a sweet tooth were not quite smooth enough to continue to pull off the 6 million pound maple syrup heist. We can safely assume this would only be attempted in Canada.
The police arrested four men and have five additional suspects in relation to the theft of 6 million pounds of maple syrup from a Quebec City warehouse. The robbery has involved a series of ongoing heists dating from August 2011 to July 2012, reported ABC news. Police made the first syrup-related arrest on Tuesday and are conducting on ongoing investigation.
“It’s one of the most important robberies in Quebec because of the quantity stolen and the value of the syrup,” said Sgt. Gregory Gomez del Prado of the Quebec police force.
Over the course of the investigation, police recovered two elevator carts, four kettles of syrup, forklifts and six electronic scales.
The director of the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, Simon Trepanier said “We knew it had been done by a very organized group because it’s impossible to steal that amount of maple syrup without being organized.”
The warehouse workers were the first to report empty barrels of syrup, prompting this unusual investigation. It seems the sticky-fingered thieves could not evade the law forever.