5 weirdly tempting targets for thieves (and investors)

High prices for some basic commodities have thieves stealing a lot of stuff that might not seem worth the trouble, such as cattle and manhole covers. So lock up your Nutella, and remember that hot products can make for good investments.

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Feb 18, 2014 9:49PM
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Who the hell steals Nutella?!
Better question is why would you want to steal Nutella !?
Feb 19, 2014 7:43AM
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How can anyone tell the difference between a common thief, a corporate one, a financier and a career politician? The job description is identical for all of them.
Feb 18, 2014 11:32PM
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I don't want to steal man hole covers.

But I would like to throw them through the windshields of idiots who hit their brakes before turning their indicator on.

(and there will be someone on here that is so dumb they don't understand that one purpose of the indicator is to let the person behind you know you will be slowing down to turn.  And only a disrespectful idiot doesn't use the indicator BEFORE hitting the brakes)

Feb 19, 2014 10:44AM
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With the way grocery prices are skyrocketing it's amazing more theft isn't being done. Why aren't groceries included in the cost of living? You need food to survive and most of us cannot grow our own. I have a short growing season where I plant as many vegetables as I can and put them up, but it doesn't last for a year. I don't have room to raise cattle and pigs. I don't eat much meat because of the prices, but I don't steal either. Nutella is something I can live without, so I don't buy it. Peanut Butter is becoming a luxury item. Of course, our wonderful politicians who are elected to protect us are too busy making themselves rich to worry about the 99% of us who try live paycheck to paycheck. They'd rather we all be taking handouts so they could truly own us.
Feb 19, 2014 11:43AM
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Ha ha. there has been enough stealing at Wall Street to pay for all the Nutella and Manhole covers in America.
Feb 19, 2014 12:43AM
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Cattle rustling has been around since the beginning of commodities. There's probably still archaic laws on the books that call for hanging in some states.
Feb 19, 2014 7:49AM
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I work in retail and have had customers return laundry soap and fabric softener that is a 90 percent water.
Feb 19, 2014 11:11AM
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rumors and pure propaganda.... it's to take your mind off of what is really getting stolen from you by the biggest thieves in history
Feb 18, 2014 11:54PM
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the more people are without work the more thefts increase. From retail to property thefts are way up. soon we'll all have to stop at a window put in our order and wait for it to come to the front all while under surveillance. Just look at the prices of some of our groceries these days.
Feb 19, 2014 10:56AM
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Why wasn't copper put on this list, thieves have been stealing it out of homes, air conditioners and cars for many years now.
Feb 19, 2014 12:07PM
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If a thief steals laundry detergent, he's going to make a clean get away!
Feb 19, 2014 9:56AM
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Need to require all recyclers to keep video of ALL transactions, fingerprints, etc. of all customers. That will help cut down on the illegal recycling of copper - catalytic converters, manhole covers, and other construction material that was not intended for junk/recycling. And if a recycling facility is illegally accepting these products knowing that they were stolen, they should be locked up with the thieves as well.
Feb 19, 2014 11:49AM
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When prices get high enough that only the wealthy can afford what they need. there is going to be more thieves created.
Feb 19, 2014 5:41AM
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you can understand it more if it was the unemployed and poor.  but employed people  are stealing also.  Heck, even celebrieties have been known to steal.  that is not understandable.  why would someone who has money steal?
Feb 19, 2014 8:57AM
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Around here (Warren Michigan) thieves are constantly stealing tide and gain and toothpaste and cigarettes and medicines...  It got to the point it was getting dangerous to work in the store I was needless to say I am  now unemployed.
Feb 19, 2014 8:39AM
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Who in the world would steal Nutella is a good question. I hear its good but too rich in calories for my taste.

Feb 19, 2014 10:38AM
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Very easy to find your Nutella thieves - they are going to be fat.  Worst stuff to eat because very high in processed sugar. Don't eat it and don't give it to your kids.
Feb 18, 2014 10:14PM
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looks like something you would find in a baby's diaper
Feb 18, 2014 11:42PM
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Enjoy Nutella - " It's a Deuce in a Jar " !!!!
Feb 19, 2014 2:44PM
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This one was a new one! For the life of me why is Nutella such a hot commodity? Never tried and don't have any reason to. If I wanted to eat chocolate or something else sweet, I think it would have to be a Hersey bar or Reese Cups and it's much cheaper too. As for detergent, I guess there's lots of poor folks out there who can't afford to wash clothes. Sorry but, people are getting way too ridiculous out there. Next it will be disposable diapers and toilet paper. Thieves can make a bundle on that since we all have to wipe our back ends once in a while.

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