Thief absconds with $230,000 worth of beef from Brooks plant

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Mounties and a Brooks-area food processor are asking “where’s the beef?” after a load of meat was brazenly hijacked.

On Aug. 30, a man operating a transport truck subcontracted to deliver a load of beef to the U.S. from the JBS Canada plant just west of Brooks went missing after picking up the load of meat.

The cargo was worth more than $230,000, say Brooks RCMP.

“It was later determined that the transport truck was operating under fraudulent documents and under the fraudulent name of ‘Transport Pascal Charland’ out of Chateauguay, Que,” RCMP said in a news release Monday.

“The full load of beef … is unaccounted for to date.”

A surveillance photo supplied by RCMP shows the suspect calmly walking through the plant looking at what appears to be a cellphone.

It was a heist carried out in a burgundy-coloured semi hauling a white refrigerator trailer.

The suspect is described as white, tall with a heavy build and slightly balding short brown hair wearing a black T-shirt, jeans, a yellow fluorescent vest and surgical mask.

Mounties are asking anyone with information on the crime to call them at 403-796-4400 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

BKaufmann@postmedia.com

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