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Sneaky Squirrels Keep Stealing Candy From Convenience Store In Toronto

It’s so wrong yet so adorable.

A convenience store in Canada has a rodent problem, but not the kind you would expect. Juliet and Paul Kim – who own Luke’s Grocery in Toronto – have been watching squirrels sneak off with candy for years.

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According to the couple’s daughter, Cindy, it all began 5 years ago when they heard a bit of rustling near the sweet treats. She says: “They started investigating more and they realized it was a squirrel getting away with different kinds of chocolate bars.”

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Cindy adds: “I think we’ve lost up to . . . 48-ish bars this fall season. That’s an extremely rough estimate, though, because we have no way of knowing when we’ve been robbed – they’re very sneaky.” The family started recording the charming crimes on camera, and now there’s a YouTube video of a tiny thief waltzing into the store, grabbing the candy bar and running out of there before it gets caught.

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And while most people think the furry bandits are cute, the Kims wholeheartedly disagree. They are reportedly losing up to five dollars a day due to thefts, so Cindy posted about the problem on Reddit, hoping to get some advice.

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She says: “The most popular ones have been why don’t you get a dog or cat, why don’t you get a screen door. They are good suggestions in a sense, but I don’t think we’ve found the perfect [solution]. We’ll try a couple.”

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