Thieves Make Off With 5,000 Gallons of Costco Maple Syrup

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The shipping company is offering a big reward for the return of its syrup
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Thieves in Canada made off with more than 5,000 gallons of Kirkland-branded maple syrup. 

Maple syrup thieves are at it again! It’s been several years since a gang of maple syrup thieves made off with millions of dollars worth of syrup, and just when the syrup producers of the world thought they could relax, someone stole more than 5,000 gallons of maple syrup.

According to CBC News, earlier this week someone managed to break into a storage facility in Montreal and stole an entire shipping container. The container’s precious cargo consisted of 20 pallets of maple syrup branded under the Kirkland label.

The one-liter bottles were already filled and sealed, and each pallet contained 1,000 bottles. So the thieves managed to get their hands on 20,000 liters of syrup, or about 5,300 gallons. That haul is worth a reported $116,000, but the shipping company is still hoping to get it back. They’ve offered a $10,000 reward for information about the theft, and company says thieves would probably not be able to sell the syrup very easily, since it’s all bottled under the Kirkland label. Kirkland is the house brand for Costco. Costco isn’t going to buy 20,000 bottles of syrup from random people off the street, and nobody else sells products under the Kirkland label.