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Hungry thief still hungry after mistakenly stealing plastic sandwiches

A Nanaimo thief wasn't able to eat the fruits of his labour - the sandwiches he stole were plastic.Convenience stores aren't exactly known for their gourmet cuisine, but a 7-Eleven in Nanaimo, B.C., may want to reconsider its catering options after a hungry thief stole two plastic breakfast sandwiches thinking they were the real thing.

The Nanaimo News Bulletin reports that the alleged sandwich burglar struck the store at around 3 a.m. in search of an early breakfast he didn't want to pay for.

An employee manning the shop at the time told police that the suspect grabbed a pair of the store's sandwich props and headed for the exit.

It wasn't until he left the store that the suspect discovered his incisors may not be up to the task.

When he realized he would also need to steal a gas tank full of coffee to get them down, the suspect reportedly threw one sandwich across the street and, bizarrely, pocketed the other one.

Police managed to track the suspect down at a nearby hotel.

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Both sandwiches were recovered and returned to the store's owner, who chose not to press any charges.

The kicker? Each sandwich prop was worth $70 apiece. With that bounty, the thief could have bought himself lunch and dinner, too.