Barrington RCMP probing $500,000 heist

Greg Bennett
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Police in Barrington are calling it the largest theft they have ever dealt with.

Sometime between Saturday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 7 more than 129,000 pounds of frozen dried cod fish valued at $500,000 was taken from a Shag Harbour fish warehouse.

Packaged in cardboard boxes and on pallets, between 40 and 50 pallets were taken. A forklift at the scene was used to load the pallets on trucks.

Sgt. Bob Forbes, of the Barrington RCMP, says they are hoping people in the area may have seen something, noting that it would have taken some time to move the large amount of fish involved.

A team of investigators, which includes members of the street crime units from Shelburne and Yarmouth has been formed to look into the theft.




Geographic location: Barrington, Shelburne

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Recent comments

  • jim someone
    June 18, 2011 - 11:51

    What about the missing money at SWSDA ? The RCMP will not even bother to look !!!!!!!!

  • G
    June 14, 2011 - 09:00

    Biggest heist?....what about the 10M missing at SWSDA

  • Equator
    June 12, 2011 - 20:57

    Wow, big time hiest. Lots of planning and execution. Two immediate questions come to mind. First was it insured? Second, was it factored?

    • Yarmouth
      June 14, 2011 - 08:59

      If this is the biggest heist the rcmp have ever investigated they should dig into the swsda file and find the 10M mispent....pales in comparison

    • willard
      June 15, 2011 - 11:44

      I've heard it all now.