The Joliet News-Herald reports
that the cereal was in a semi-trailer taken from the lot of National Trailer Repair. The thieves were probably hoping for a more lucrative haul to be stacked inside the trailer but as they remain on the lam - maybe having breakfast somewhere? - their reaction isn't known.
Assistant Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said that the semi-trailer was worth about $14,000 and that they have no leads in the case. Joliet News-Herald reporter Brian Stanley noted that the thieves have now become 'cereal criminals'.