Independent Pork Producers Increase Reward – Bacon Bandit Still at Large
Anyone with information is urged to contact the
Des Moines Police Department
Independent pork producers in Iowa have joined the Iowa Bacon Board in offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the Bacon Bandit. “A group of us have decided to fight pork thieves with pork,” Greg Lear, president of Iowa Pork Producers Association said. “It’s a monstrous act, to steal a family’s pork right out of their refrigerator. In response to this atrocity, a few of our pork producers have upped the ante by contributing 3 center cut boneless pork loins and 3 full racks of ribs to anyone who comes forward with valuable information leading to an arrest.”
On Monday, April 22, criminals broke into a Des Moines home on the 900 block of 59th Street in Des Moines and reportedly stole jewelry, electronics, pork chops, sausage and bacon. The following day, the Iowa Bacon Board offered four VIP Passes to the 7th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival for information leading to the conviction of the thieves. According to the Des Moines Police Department, the criminal or criminals are still at large.