How waffle! Thieves snatch millions of dollars worth of maple syrup
August 31st, 2012
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Talk about sticky-fingered thieves. They've struck in Quebec, snatching millions of dollars worth of maple syrup from a warehouse in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, a rural area between Montreal and Quebec City.

Up to 10 million pounds of syrup was in the warehouse, Canadian media reported, citing a statement from the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, which bills itself as keeper of the the global strategic maple syrup reserve.

Officials could not say exactly how much of the product was stolen, but a Quebec police official told The Globe and Mail it was a substantial quantity.

“We know that it’s millions of dollars that was stolen,” Sgt. Richard Gagné is quoted as saying. “It’s a very large amount.”

Read - Millions of dollars in maple syrup stolen

Previously in syrup-related crimes:
Rhode Island man gets sticky sentence for phony syrup and MAPLE Act would sting syrup fakes

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  1. Wastrel

    The theft was well-organized and carried out flawlessy, it seems. They'll probably never catch the people who did it. Good old American gangster know-how at work here.

    September 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  2. T. Rioux

    Sounds funny at first wen you hear a strategic reserve of maple syrup but consider that Quebec alone makes over 75% of the world's maple syrup you can understand why there's a reason to have a reserve of it given if there is a bad or a good year which is quite possible. Springs that get warm too fast tend to give lower yields.

    September 3, 2012 at 11:57 pm |
  3. SilentBoy741

    Overheard in a tunnel in Afghanistan: "Dammit Muhommed, I said, 'Remove the iridium cable stirrup', not 'remove the Canadians' maple syrup'! Ever since that last malfunction, you've become the worst bomb-vest tester EVER!!"

    September 3, 2012 at 12:29 am |
  4. scott card

    Yaaaargh, I be the CNN Comment Pirate and me come here to make a political comment on this story that be far removed from the American political process. I blame it on Obama and the liberals. YARGH!

    September 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
  5. jamest297

    I guess it must only be in Canada where one can say with a straight face that they regard their business as the "...keeper of the global maple syrup strategic reserve..." RAOTGLMFAO

    September 2, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
  6. DukeSnider

    Nobody move! This is a stickup!

    September 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
  7. bill

    Oops! I used a bad word......".WHITE". And now I'm being "moderated". So much for the First Amendment, huh?

    September 2, 2012 at 10:42 am |
    • jamest297

      What in the name of christ makes you think that the first amendment applies to you making a comment on CNN?

      September 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
  8. us_1776

    Inside job.



    September 1, 2012 at 10:02 pm |
  9. she

    well syrup must have a street value for some other purpose than making a ton of pancakes taste yummy:). Why steal syrup?

    September 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
    • boogalloo

      If you haven't tasted the yellow gold of Canadian maple syrup then you've never had good maple syrup. I live in Canada and this maple syrup is quite expensive but surely worth every penny. I dare you to try it if you can now find some.

      September 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
  10. TrackWalker

    The global strategic maple syrup reserve?

    I learn something new every day!

    September 1, 2012 at 10:16 am |
    • she

      i thought 'wow, who knew?"

      September 1, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
  11. jillmarie

    The thieves won't leggo of your Eggo- they stole waffles to put the stolen syrup on!

    September 1, 2012 at 9:36 am |
  12. Eatmoreoatmeal

    Better check the Quaker Oats dude and the Cream of Wheat guy. I think they are hiding something behind those smiles.

    August 31, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
  13. Clete

    You can't fool me, this is a conspiracy between Aunt Jemina and Mrs. Butterworth to control the maple syrup supply of Canada and the United States.

    August 31, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
    • rschier

      Can't imagine why'd they'd be remotely concerned.....there's not a drop of real maple syrup in either one
      of those terrible products......

      September 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
  14. TWylite

    No, Mrs. Butterworth seems like the prime suspect. Behind that gentle grandmotherly exterior beats the heart of a stone cold killer.

    August 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
  15. Joepub

    Let them eat pancake... without syrup.

    August 31, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  16. David C

    I'm not profiling, but you might want to talk to aunt Jemima.

    August 31, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
    • boogalloo

      Aunt Jamima syrup is like dish water compared to the wonderful CANADIAN maple syrup. Don't knock it till you try it.

      September 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
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