It all started about five years ago, the couple’s daughter Cindy told BuzzFeed Canada.
“Basically, my parents sort of suspected something was happening because we’d hear a rustling where the chocolate bars are,” she said.
“They started investigating more and they realized it was a squirrel getting away with different kinds of chocolate bars.”
The Kims tend to leave the shop’s front door open since it gets stuffy in the store and it’s expensive to run air conditioning, which is how the critters get in.
“They’re so fast we can hardly catch them, we don’t even know when they’re there most of time,” said Cindy.
Cindy posted about the problem on Reddit, hoping to get advice on stopping the thefts.
“The most popular ones have been why don’t you get a dog or cat, why don’t you get a screen door,” she said. While they do have a dog, he prefers to stay in the back. And renovations are costly.
“They are good suggestions in a sense, but I don’t think we’ve found the perfect [solution]. We’ll try a couple.”
“But I think just as many people want the squirrels to come.”