Wisconsin Thieves Swipe $160,000 Worth of Cheese

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Some thieves in Wisconsin must have been pretty hungry around 12:30 a.m. last Friday night because they took off with a trailer full of cheese worth a whopping $70,000, according to NBC News on January 25.

It seems the thieves arrived prepared for the heist with their own semi-tractor to haul away the trailer. The public was informed of the theft when it was posted by the Germantown Police Department on their Facebook page the following morning.

The trailer and the semi-tractor used to haul it away were found the next morning by someone who’d read the police’s Facebook post. The $70,000 worth of cheddar, however, remains missing.

Wisconsin, known for its cheese, accounts for a ¼ of all the cheese produced in the U.S., making it the top producer in the country.


It’s not clear whether this robbery is related to another caper just days earlier in another Wisconsin town. According to NBC affiliate WTMJ, a Lt. Darren Larson with the Marshfield Police Department confirmed that thieves there had made off with almost $90,000 worth of parmesan. It too remains missing.

Neither police departments have any clues as to why the thefts occurred or what the thieves intend to do with so much of the stuff.

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