Thieves Make off with….Produce?

A new kind of thievery is making headlines this last week – large scale produce heists.  Bad weather has contributed sharply to rising costs in produce all around the globe and the unsavory element have added produce to their list of things to steal.  With tomatoes anywhere from $2.50 to $4.00 a pound now, apparently the highly prized veggie (or is it a fruit?) caught the eyes of thieves in Florida. 

A highly sophisticated group watched produce distribution and showed up with refrigerated tractors at the pick-up point.  They also made off with over $48,000 worth of meat.  In all the heist was worth over $300,000! 

Read the full New York Times article by William Neuman (April 14, 2011).

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