Honolulu store owners say thieves are targeting cans of Spam

FILE – This Feb. 9, 2009 file photo shows Spam musubi, the popular canned lunch meat atop a block of rice, wrapped with nori (edible seaweed) with soy sauce, in Concord, N.H. Cans of Spam have become a common item that’s being stolen from Honolulu stores and then sold on the streets for quick cash, according to authorities. Hawaii’s love affair with Spam began during World War II, when rationing created just the right conditions for the rise of a meat that needs no refrigeration and has a remarkably long shelf life (indefinitely, the company says). (AP Photo/Larry Crowe, File)


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