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Two Vancouver men accused of stealing $1,400 worth of butter

Last Updated Nov 15, 2018 at 3:25 pm PST

(Courtesy Coquitlam RCMP)

One of the two men is a suspect in three other recent butter thefts around Metro Vancouver

COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) – You’d butter believe it.

A pair of Vancouver men are accused of stealing a shopping cart full of butter worth more than $1,400. They were arrested outside a supermarket in Coquitlam Wednesday evening.

“Stealing a large amount of butter is a little unusual, but we see this sort of thing with similar food products,” said Coquitlam RCMP Corporal Michael McLaughlin in a news release.

“Things like cheese, meat, and baby formula can easily be sold on the black market. On the other hand, it’s possible these suspects were choosing the wrong way to get a head start on their Christmas baking.”

The 23-year-old and 25-year-old are facing charges of theft under $5,000, although more charges could be on the way for the 23-year-old.

Mounties say he’s a suspect in at least three other recent butter thefts around Metro Vancouver and it was thanks to his reputation as a butter thief that a supermarket worker recognized him.