Cheese heists: $160,000 worth of cheese stolen in Wisconsin
Police in Wisconsin are searching for “the big cheese” behind two cheese heists that have been perpetrated in the state recently.
A trailer containing $70,000 worth of cheese was stolen from Germantown, Wisconsin in the early hours of Friday morning.
A semi-trailer truck was used to steal the trailer, which was located some hours later following an online appeal from police.
“This was not a one or two person job,” Lieutenant Todd Grenier of the Germantown Police Department told WTMJ News.
Police later located the cheese products in the City of Milwaukee.
No arrests have been made, and police say no other information can be released at this time as the investigation is ongoing.
The robbery came a week after another Wisconsin town, Marshfield, was hit by cheese thieves. Some $90,000 worth of Parmesan cheese was stolen in that incident, according to WTMJ News.
“Approximately 90,000 dollars’ worth of parmesan cheese was missing from a logistics or storage facility here in Marshfield,” said Lieutenant Darren Larson of the Marshfield Police department.
Marshfield is about a 170-mile-drive (273-km) from Germantown. Police haven’t established a connection between the two thefts yet, according to CBS58.com..
“We’re trying to reap some information to the location of this cheese,” said Lieutenant Larson.
The Wisconsin cheese bandits still have a long way to go if they are to catch up to Quebec’s maple syrup bandits, who stole $18 million dollars’ worth of maple syrup from a warehouse in a heist that lasted a year.
Those responsible made away with 3,000 tons of maple syrup before being caught when an inventory check was carried out in July 2012. A total of 25 people face jail as a result.