Police charge four men in connection with lobster theft

March 14, 2017
Caraquet, New Brunswick

News release


The RCMP Northeast District has charged four people in connection with the theft of a transport truck and a refrigerated unit carrying frozen lobster in 2016.

On July 1, 2016, a transport truck was stolen from Eco-Technologies Ltd in Caraquet, N.B. The truck was then used in the theft of the refrigerated unit of lobster from LeBreton and Sons Fisheries Ltd. in Grand-Anse, N.B. The load of lobster was valued at $1-million dollars.

The following four individuals have each been charged with theft over $5000 and theft of truck over $5000:

  • 40-year-old Ghislain Leblanc of Cap-Bateau, N.B. He will appear in provincial court in Caraquet, N.B. on June 20, 2017.
  • 21-year-old Keven Facchino-Lemay of Terrebonne, Q.C. He will appear in provincial court in Tracadie, N.B. on June 28, 2017.
  • 52-year-old Dyno Facchino of Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Q.C. He will appear in court at a later date.
  • 42-year-old Claude Robert of Saint-Benoît-Labre, Q.C. He will appear in court at a later date.

Police believe the lobster theft is connected to a larger crime ring targeting cargo shipments in Quebec and New Brunswick. The investigation is continuing.


Contact information

Cpl. Alice Desroches
RCMP Northeast District

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