Po­lice on the hunt for lob­ster thieves

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS -

PORT MOUTON (CP) — Lob­ster thieves are back at work in Nova Scotia — two fish­ing boats were hit a week apart. RCMP Const. Rob James says the first cache of crus­taceans was taken from a boat tied up along­side the wharf in Port Mouton on Feb. 12. An­other 135 kilo­grams was taken in a sim­i­lar fash­ion at the same wharf on Feb. 18, bring­ing the to­tal amount of stolen lob­ster up to 270 kilo­grams, worth about $6,000.

James says it’s not clear if there’s a con­nec­tion be­tween the two thefts and it’s not un­usual to see peo­ple try to make off with the pricey del­i­ca­cies. In an in­ci­dent last Jan­uary, po­lice say 48 crates of live lob­ster were stolen from an out­door pound at a busi­ness on Cape Sable Is­land.

The theft fol­lowed a sim­i­lar in­ci­dent in late 2015, when 14 crates of lob­ster were stolen from a se­cure compound on Mor­ris Is­land near Yar­mouth.

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