SlC deli thief only nabs fanciest meats

Wednesday , March 14, 2012 - 10:35 AM

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SALT LAKE CITY-- A thief that broke into a Salt Lake City deli apparently had a discriminating palate.

Caputo's owner Troy Petersen says five or six legs of prosciutto, artisan salami and the fanciest imported cheeses were gone when the burglary was discovered Monday morning, while the less expensive cuts of meat were untouched.

Petersen says the lock to a walk-in cooler was broken and about $2,400 worth of food was gone. He tells the Deseret News (http://bit.ly/AApiCA ) that replacing the gourmet products will take weeks because many come from distributors in southern Europe.

Petersen says the thief will have a tough time selling some of the products, because special cutting tools are required to process them.

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