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Woman says thieves stole her U-Haul with $7K worth of beans

SLETA PUEBLO, N.M. — A businesswoman attempting to make a delivery outside of Albuquerque says thieves rolled off in her U-Haul packed with thousands of dollars’ worth of refried beans.

KOB-TV reports no arrests have been made in Monday’s legume larceny outside of the Isleta Resort & Casino just south of Albuquerque.

Mary Jane Brown is the president of Mexicali Rose Instant Refried Beans and says she stayed at the Isleta Pueblo hotel because she was concerned about crime in Albuquerque.

But she says thieves still took off with her U-Haul containing nearly $7,000 worth of beans.

Brown is asking for the public's help by being on the lookout for the stolen beans. Her product is sold at places like Walmart and Albertsons, but if people see them at a swap meet, farmers markets or being sold on a third-party sales site like eBay or Craig's List, they could be stolen. You can contact the Mexicali Rose office at 575-882-3355 or email,

The company is based in Anthony, New Mexico, outside of El Paso, Texas.

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