Hot tub crime machine: Canada hit by bizarre daylight robberies squib

  • Robbers steal seven hot tubs through trucking scam
  • Heist follows similar theft of C$230,000 cargo of beef

Police in Canada believe a sophisticated network of criminals is targeting transport trucks across the country, after seven hot tubs and C$230,000 (US$175,000) worth of beef were stolen in a brazen daylight robbery.

The heist began when a semi-truck arrived at the loading docks of Blue Falls Manufacturing, a hot tubs company in the town of Thorsby, Alberta, on 2 September.

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