On the morning of June 27, 2019, Kings District RCMP received a complaint of a Break Enter and Theft from LOL Seafood's storage facility located in Murray Harbour.
The storage facility was broken into during the night and 48 crates containing sorted lobster was stolen. The value of product was estimated to be over $25000.00.
Just after 8:00 a.m. the same day, a Shediac RCMP officer approached a cube van broken down on the side of road, accompanied by a second truck. The officer stopped to assist, and during interaction with the three men at the scene, came to the realization that something was not quite right with the situation. As a result, the officer did roadside inquiries and discovered that cube van was not legal for the road, and knew that the vehicle contained a large quantity of lobster which was not being stored property.
The investigation continued, and resulted in the three males being arrested. The two vehicles were seized for investigation and local DFO Officers were contacted to assist in correctly storing the lobster. Later that day, the RCMP and DFO were able to return the lobster to the company.
The investigations in both provinces are still ongoing. Two of the males, from the Charlottetown area have been released on documentation for Possession of Stolen Property. The third male from Charlottetown was held on unrelated matters in St. John, N.B.