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Grocery stores from at least five cities in Massachusetts have claimed to be hit by Tide-snatching thieves, reports CBS Boston’s Paul Burton. Other reports detail similar crimes in California and Minnesota, including one man who was arrested for allegedly stealing $6,000 worth of Tide last month. (via CBS News’ Katie Wiggin.)
Authorities speculate much of the Tide thefts are connected to drug dealers.
But why Tide?
It’s a recognisable brand with a great reputation, and it retails for about $20 per bottle—rendering a deal for buyers and and sellers in this black market.