Police still looking for carnivorous thieves

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Police don’t want to let this one become a cold cut case, hoping instead they’ll catch the duo red meat handed.

Police are searching for these two people wanted in connection with stealing meat from a grocery store.

Joking aside, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary are still looking for a couple who they say stole a large quantity of meat valued at more than $250 from a grocery store in the downtown area of St. John’s on Nov. 16.

The couple made it as far as the parking lot before store security caught up with them. The meat was recovered but the couple made their escape.

Police are asking if anyone can identify either of the two people shown in the security photos to call 729-8000 or report information anonymously to Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

The RNC says incidents of meat thefts, once rare, are now on the rise.



Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers

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Recent comments

  • coaster
    January 10, 2016 - 07:51

    While I don't condone stealing, people who are desperate will do desperate things. One steals by fixing prices(he is called a smart businessman) while the other steals because he can't pay(he is called a thief, skeet, loser, should be ridiculed in public and so on). Profits come first!

  • Cathy
    January 09, 2016 - 08:00

    $250.00 is this story newsworthy, people steal much larger amounts and their identity is not shown. A young couple making a mistake which will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Shame on The Telegram. I do not condone stealing but I do not feel this story is good journalism.

  • tim
    January 08, 2016 - 22:47

    with the price of food and the way the economy is going the justice system will have to use Mile One as a big giant court room and holding facility to fit the thousands of the people getting caught ...

  • Steve
    January 08, 2016 - 21:49

    Brian, go pay your Liberal/NDP/Green Party dues.

  • Kent
    January 08, 2016 - 17:05

    Beef skeets

  • Jimmy
    January 08, 2016 - 16:58

    Hide the cows! I remember about 30 years ago, some people on the Southern Shore were charged with cattle rustling. Businessmen! Meat must've been costly then too.

  • Patio
    January 08, 2016 - 14:19

    With the price of meat these days, you almost have to steal it. $250 worth, what was that, 4 steaks and a few pounds of ground beef!

  • Pizza Tongs
    January 08, 2016 - 12:03

    where is the beef in this story? Pretty ham handed if you ask me. Needs to be fleshed out.

  • jjb
    January 08, 2016 - 11:51

    Don't need to catch these loosers now. Their sad faces are shown everywhere. So anyone who know them can ridicule them in person. Stealing meat??? They must not have been able to find the smokes!!!!

  • Brian
    January 08, 2016 - 10:29

    They could have been hungry and desperate .Let's wait to hear their story.

    • Me
      January 08, 2016 - 17:25

      @Brian. I agree with you. We don't know if they were hungry and/or have children who needed the food. Wait to pass judgement. Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

    • steve
      January 09, 2016 - 09:02

      They are stealing Brian.They have no story.2 young people like that could find some type of work to feed themselves I am certian. Just 2 more skeets in the long line ofskeets this city has.

    • Jimmy
      January 09, 2016 - 18:56

      No by they steals it and sells it. Lots of bys at it. Gets a steak for nothing. Cheap as dirt!

  • They
    January 08, 2016 - 09:24

    They shouldn't be hard to find. Turn yourselves in, or somebody report them. If not they will try it elsewhere, prices go up and we all pay.