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Thieves in Quebec make off with $15,000 worth of maple syrup

It’s tasty, expensive and awfully hard to come by these days. Maybe that’s why people are stealing it. Last weekend, bandits made off with $15,000 worth of maple syrup from a producer in Lac-Brome, about 90 minutes southeast of Montreal. The nearly 1000-litre haul was the first of the season; police worry that the recession and the comparatively high price of maple syrup might make it a tempting target this year.

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