Police are asking for help from the public in locating a theft of almost half a million dollars.
The stolen goods? Close to $500,000 in branded beer cans, beef jerky, and Jack Link’s pepperoni.
The incident happened almost a month ago on Monday, March 12, in a warehouse on Newton Street in Boucherville, when almost 20,000 cases of the products were stolen overnight. Three delivery trucks were taken from the site; the trucks were found abandoned and empty shortly after.
Police said that the heist was pulled off by a group, although an exact number of culprits isn’t known for sure.
The latest update in the case developed when businesses were approached by the thieves, attempting to liquidate and sell the stolen product.
Police are asking both merchants and individuals to exercise caution when purchasing these types of goods. Retailers specifically who are asked to purchase beer crates of Grolsh are asked to ensure that they’re from their regular supplier, as well as to be wary of questionable payment methods.
Police are also reminding the public that it is illegal to purchase property that’s been criminally obtained, and that the liquor offences act declares that it is illegal to keep or possess alcohol that isn’t from an authorized SAQ or a grocery permit holders.
Anyone with information on the case is invited to contact the Longueuil Police at 450-463-7211.