In relatively local news, a delivery truck was robbed here in Denver recently. That much is somewhat normal, but the twist is what was stolen - heads. Human heads.
The boxes weren't labelled "Human Heads", though - merely "Exempt Human Specimen" - so the thieves likely didn't know what they were stealing. Still not sure that makes an attractive robbery target, though?
That said, maybe they just wanted something appropriate for the rather aptly named Dead Guy Days up the road in Nederland. Needless to say, if you do see someone near the Rocky Mountains trying to shift a lot of frozen heads, please let the authorities know.
That most Canadian of crimes, the Great Maple Syrup Heist of 2012, has received a rather late update. The perpetrator was caught and sentenced in 2016 to an eight-year prison sentence that he's currently serving, but his fine has just gone up rather significantly.
Initially only set at one million Canadian Dollars, it's now been increased to nine million, to be repaid within the next ten years. I'm not exactly sure how they think he has that much spare, given he's in prison and all, but it apparently must be made very clear that maple syrup is Serious Business.
If you're not familiar with the original heist, I highly recommend you read up on it. It was a rather clever scheme, foiled only by laziness and deviating from the original plan (replacing syrup with water in storage barrels).
In a heist I think my doppelganger might have planned, a criminal gang stole a very large amount of cheese from a dairy farm in the Netherlands last week - over 150 wheels of cheese, as well as a trailer to haul it all.
Of course - somehow - every wheel of cheese in the Netherlands somehow has a unique serial number engraved into it, so they'll be hard to shift within the country - though I image it's not terribly difficult to remove to shift the cheese on the... cheese black market? It's all a little odd.
With food costs going up, though, this may not be the last of this. At least giant wheels of cheese are a bit easier to steal than milk? Harder than almonds, though, as those don't have any serial numbers. Well, not yet.