April 4, 2017 4:18 pm
Updated: April 4, 2017 5:36 pm

‘Romaine calm’: Hamilton police looking to find $45K worth of stolen lettuce

Hamilton Police say investigators are looking for a stolen trailer containing $45,000 worth of lettuce.

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Hamilton police have issued a punny plea on social media in an effort to recover several thousand dollars worth of lettuce after police said it was taken from a property in the city’s east end.

“Lettuce know if you have any tips. Your information could be the tip of the iceberg and uncover a major theft ring,” a message posted on the service’s Twitter account said Tuesday.

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In a press release entitled “Police asking the public to “Romaine Calm” after $45,000 lettuce theft,” investigators said a large commercial truck and refrigeration trailer containing the leafy greens was taken from a property on Covington Street, near Centennial Parkway North and Barton Street East, sometime between 8 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday.

Police said the truck was found in north Etobicoke near Highway 27 and Rexdale Boulevard, but the trailer was taken to an unknown location. The trailer had the Ontario licence plate P9002D.

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Anyone with information or surveillance video is being asked to call police at 905-546-2991 or 905-546-3820, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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