Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Thieves steal 400 tonnes of corn

Thieves using at least a dozen large trucks stole an estimated 400 tonnes of corn worth about $140,000 from a farmer in central Quebec overnight Tuesday.

The corn was stored in silos on a farm about 130 kilometres north of Montreal.

They broke through locked fences to get into the property at St.-Leonard-d’Anton and disabled the alarm system which included video cameras.

This theft is even bigger than the 16,000 barrels of maple syrup stolen this summer from a warehouse at St.-Louis-de-Blandford.