'Lettuce know if you have any tips' - Canadian police put the pun in punish

Police said information from the public would be 'the tip of the iceberg' (Getty)
Police said information from the public would be 'the tip of the iceberg' (Getty)

Canadian police are putting the pun in punish as they try and track down the thieves behind a large lettuce theft.

In a release on Tuesday (local time), they asked the public to "romaine calm" after the heist.

Investigators say a truck and refrigerated trailer containing NZ$48,000 worth of lettuce was taken sometime around the beginning of April, as it was being driven to Toronto.

On the Hamilton Police Facebook page they're asking the public to "lettuce know if you have any tips."

Constable Steve Welton seems to be behind the campaign, saying he told the station to "leaf it to me".

His post was just the tip of the iceberg as the puns kept coming from commenters. 

To one commenter who said they "love the Hamilton police", he responded "shhh, they might put the media officer on the 'chopping block'".

One person wrote: "Romaine calm! I know it's chard not to get upset about something so unbe-leaf-ably heinous as this crime, but we must cress on! Hopefully, it's just arugula crime".

Another said they didn't have a "shred of information at this time".

"But if I do, I'll pass it along so you can get a head," they added.

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