slippery grease bandits make slick getaway
fri may 14, 7:53 am et
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oklahoma city (reuters) - oklahoma police are looking for grease bandits who made off with 5,000 pounds (2268 kg) of used cooking oil and grease from three restaurants.
police in edmond, north of oklahoma city, said on thursday the grease bandits have hit an area of mexican, chinese and steak restaurants over the past three months.
the robbers took the used cooking grease that was stored in large cylinders in back of the restaurants.
the restaurants were planning to sell the grease to a recycling company and the total value of the stolen goods was about $380.
glynda chu, a spokeswoman for the edmond police said the bandits had a good idea of how to get money in the used grease market, but she thinks it odd that anyone would put so much effort into making off with so much cooking byproduct.
"it would be a big chore to haul that smelly stuff away," chu said. "they did, however, make a slick getaway."