Cape Sable Island lobster theft investigated by RCMP

RCMP in southwestern Nova Scotia say they're investigating the theft of 48 crates of lobster that went missing from an outdoor pound overnight on Tuesday.

RCMP say 48 crates of live lobster stolen from an outdoor pound overnight on Tuesday

The missing lobster were stolen from an outdoor pound on Cape Sable Island, police say. (CBC)

Forty-eight crates of live lobster have been reported stolen from an outdoor pound on Cape Sable Island on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia.

RCMP say each crate contained 100 pounds, or about 45 kilograms, of lobster. At a price of $6.25 per pound, it means the catch was worth about $30,000. 

Police believe the theft from the fish-processing business happened sometime overnight on Tuesday, Jan. 12. 

Last month 14 crates of lobster were stolen from Morris Island wharf in Yarmouth County. 

RCMP Const. Mark Skinner said police have no reason to believe the two thefts are related. 

Police are asking anyone with information to call the BarringtonRCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). 

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