Thieves steal more than 5,000 gallons of maple syrup in Canada

MONTREAL, Aug. 12 (UPI) — Thieves in Canada made off with more than 5,000 gallons of maple syrup from trucks stored at a local warehouse.

CTV reports the shipment was meant to be sent to Japan before delays forced it to be locked away temporarily.

Vice president of Mexuscan Cargo shipping company Alfredo Monaco said thieves broke into the warehouse and stole a shipping container carrying 20 pallets with a total of about 5,283 gallons of the syrup.

According to the CBC, the shipping company is offering a $10,000 reward for the load’s return.

Monaco said insurance will not cover the total of the missing goods and the company would lose about $60,000, making the decision to offer a reward an easy one.

“$10,000 is not much compared to the value of the goods,” Monaco said.

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