Bandits have managed to steal more than $1 million worth of corned beef and cheese from an Arima warehouse over a span of five months.
The theft was reported by an employee of Arima Discount Mart Warehouse located on Carapo Main Road in Carapo.
Upon conducting an inventory and physical check of the stock, the employee discovered a significant discrepancy between the records.
According to the police, a total of 1,042 cases of New Zealand cheese, valued at $1,073,260, and 1,938 cases of Rainbow corned beef, worth $695,742, were reported missing.
Following conversations with the employees, the police obtained useful information that led them to believe an arrest was imminent.
This incident comes after a similar theft in November of the previous year when bandits stole over $1 million worth of cheese from a warehouse in El Socorro.
The previous theft involved 300 cases of 20kg bulk cheddar cheese, valued at $360,000, and 626 cases of cheese, worth $751,200.
The employee of Hand Arnold Ltd in El Socorro reported to the San Juan police that CCTV footage captured the bandits loading cases of cheese onto a five-tonne truck.
Subsequent investigations revealed that the theft occurred over a period of time, and the recording of the five-tonne truck was the most recent evidence obtained.
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