One ton of lobster was stolen from seafood factory Atlastadafiskur in Njardvík, southwest Iceland last Sunday night.
The lobster was worth ISK 5 million (EUR 57,804, USD 72,548). Two years ago, half a ton of lobster was stolen from the same company, RÚV reports.
On Sunday night the container where the lobster was stored was broken into and almost 50 boxes of the delicacy were stolen. Atlastadafiskur sells seafood to 30 restaurants in Reykjavík.
The company’s owner, Júlíus Högnason, told RÚV that robberies have increased in the area. Högnason does not know who was responsible, but fears that the thieves will sell the lobster to restaurants at a lower price.
Högnason was deeply disturbed by the theft and is planning to install security cameras to prevent further robberies.