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Thieves grab 400 tonnes of corn from farm

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ST-LEONARD-D'ASTON, Que. -- You've heard of corn on the cob but what about corn on the lam?

Thieves using at least a dozen large trucks struck at a farm in central Quebec overnight Tuesday, making off with an estimated 400 tonnes of the product.

The farmer who owns the crop estimates the value of the theft at $140,000.

The unidentified farmer says the corn had been stored in silos at the farm located about 130 kilometres northeast of Montreal.

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 12, 2012 A7

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