RCMP investigates alleged $10,000 loss of lobster traps in Richmond County, N.S.

In this October 2008 file photo, cooked lobster claws and tails are seen at a lobster dealer in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

RCMP in Richmond County, N.S. is investigating alleged mischief to lobster traps off the coast of Petit-de-Grat.

Police say they received a report of 40 lobster traps being cut off from their buoys between 5 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. on Friday.

The total loss of the catch and traps is about $10,000, according to police.

Police say they have identified a person of interest and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact Richmond County District RCMP or Crime Stoppers.