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Beef thief hauls away over $200,000 worth of meat

Last Updated Sep 14, 2020 at 4:38 pm MST

Surveillance footage released by Brooks RCMP alleges to show a suspected thief who stole over $230,000 worth of meat from the JBS meat packing plant on Aug. 30. (CREDIT: Brooks RCMP)

BROOKS (660 NEWS) — A hefty beef theft has RCMP in southern Alberta looking for a suspect.

On Aug. 30, over $230,000 dollars worth of beef was stolen from the JBS meat packing plant near Brooks.

Police believe a truck that had been subcontracted to transport a full load of beef from the plant to the United States was operating under fraudulent documents operating under the fraudulent name of Transport Pascal Charland out of Chateauguay, Quebec.

The semi-truck’s cab is described as burgundy coloured with a large bunk and was hauling a white refrigerated trailer.

The driver is said to be white, with short, slightly balding, brown hair, tall with a heavy build, wearing blue jeans, a black t-shirt, a yellow vest, and a surgical mask.

If you have information, contact Brooks RCMP or Crime Stoppers.