Thieves pilfer 700 blocks of cheese in French city

Police sniffed out clues in the search for around 700 blocks of Saint-Nectaire.

January 11, 2018, 2:41 PM

PARIS -- It wasn't an armed robbery at the Ritz, but you could put it on a Ritz – and it stinks a lot more.

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.
Aging of Saint Nectaire cheese, Puy-de-Dome, France.
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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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