MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida seafood company is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the theft of 17,000 oysters.

Pensacola Bay Oyster Co. posted photos on Instagram of more than 35 empty bags that were tossed into a wooded area along the beach in East Bay on Tuesday.

The company said it’s a “disappointment to find out someone would take it upon themselves to loot oysters.”

They asked customers to be patient as they work with police to solve the crime.

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