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Lobsters stolen from 2 fishing boats in 1 week in Nova Scotia: RCMP

FILE: A rare bright orange lobster shares the tank with regular lobsters at the Fisherman's Catch Seafood restaurant in Raymond, Maine, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Lobster thieves are back at work in Nova Scotia - two fishing boats were hit a week apart.
FILE: A rare bright orange lobster shares the tank with regular lobsters at the Fisherman's Catch Seafood restaurant in Raymond, Maine, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Lobster thieves are back at work in Nova Scotia - two fishing boats were hit a week apart. AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty

Lobster thieves are back at work in Nova Scotia – two fishing boats were hit a week apart.

READ MORE: RCMP investigates theft of two tonnes of live lobster

RCMP Const. Rob James says the first cache of crustaceans was taken from a boat tied up alongside the wharf in Port Mouton on Feb. 12.

Another 135 kilograms was taken in a similar fashion at the same wharf on Feb. 18, bringing the total amount of stolen lobster up to 270 kilograms, worth about $6,000.

James says it’s not clear if there’s a connection between the two thefts, and it’s not unusual to see people try to make off with the pricey delicacies.

In an incident last January, police say 48 crates of live lobster were stolen from an outdoor pound at a business on Cape Sable Island.

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The theft followed a similar incident in late 2015, when 14 crates of lobster were stolen from a secure compound on Morris Island near Yarmouth, N.S.

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