Thieves pilfer 700 blocks of cheese in French city

PHOTO: Saint-Nectaire cheeses during the Paris international agricultural fair at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris, Feb. 26, 2015.PlayLoic Venance/AFP/Getty Images
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Local police from central France’s Auvergne region told ABC News today that around 700 blocks of Saint-Nectaire cheese were stolen Monday night in the city of Murol.

PHOTO: Aging of Saint Nectaire cheese, Puy-de-Dome, France.De Agostini/Getty Images
Aging of Saint Nectaire cheese, Puy-de-Dome, France.

Thieves broke the door of a cellar where the cheese was located, according to police.

The owner and producer of the cheese, Caroline Borrel, told the France Bleu radio network that the losses totaled an estimated €10,000 ($12,000). Borrel said she wanted to install CCTV cameras and alarms in her cellar.

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