Meat Thief Steals $250 Worth of Lamb From Straub’s, Flees in Jaguar

The thief had a taste for the finer things in life

click to enlarge Straub's in Clayton was the scene of a daring meat heist this weekend. - GOOGLE MAPS
Straub's in Clayton was the scene of a daring meat heist this weekend.

A daring yet dastardly meat thief is currently on the lam after stealing lamb from a high-end St. Louis-area grocery store over the weekend.

Corporal Jenny Schwartz with the Clayton Police Department says a man stole two racks of lamb valued at $125 each from Straub’s in Clayton on Saturday. The meatlifter then walked out of the store without paying and fled the scene in the passenger seat of a car.

His driver’s getaway vehicle? A Jaguar sedan.

Larcenies and shoplifting at grocery stores are nothing new, Schwartz says, but “this one is unique.” That's true: While animal kingdom experts will tell you that it's not uncommon for a lamb or two to end up inside a jaguar over the normal course of events, they rarely have human accomplices.

In any case, the store's manager reported the theft to police around 5 p.m. Saturday evening. Police are still looking for the man and the lamb — perhaps the thief will get caught trying to shoplift some rosemary and thyme.

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Monica Obradovic

Monica Obradovic is a staff writer for the Riverfront Times.
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