2019-02-13

Police seek thieves after 130 pounds of lobster stolen from Lunenburg



It seems some people might be taking "Lobuary" - the so-called name for February and the associated celebration of all things crustacean along the South Shore - a little too seriously.

Police are requesting help from the public to solve a break and enter and theft of lobster from a boat at a business on Bluenose Drive in Lunenburg after thieves made off with approximately 130 pounds of lobster worth $1,000.

Sometime between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on January 26, two suspects entered a boat alongside the dock at the business and stole the crustaceans.

Security footage shows the suspects to be two white men, both approximately 5-foot-10. One suspect appears to be clean shaven and slender with short brown hair. He was wearing a black hoodie, light grey pants and knee high black or dark green boots.

The other suspect appears to have a medium to heavy build and was wearing a single piece navy blue coverall type of work suit. A dark blue or black 2-door Jeep Wrangler was seen in the area at the time of the theft.

RCMP told LighthouseNOW that at this time they aren't able to connect this theft to other, recent break-ins to lobster pounds on the South Shore.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Lunenburg County RCMP at (902) 634-8674. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

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