ST-LOUIS-DE-BLANDFORD, Quebec — Police in Quebec are on the lookout for thieves with a sweet tooth following a theft from a large warehouse stocking more than $30 million worth of maple syrup.

Quebec Provincial Sgt. Claude Denis said it’s too soon to determine the exact quantity or value of the syrup stolen from the facility where 10 million pounds was stored.

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers says the discovery was made during a routine inventory where empty barrels were found at the site at St-Louis-de-Blandford, Quebec.

The federation says it’s crucial to find the robbers because its illegal sale could affect the entire industry.

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