The soaring value of California’s nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.Sounds to me like some kind of shell game. I hope they crack the case.
This harvest season in the Central Valley, thieves cut through a fence and hauled off $400,000 in walnuts. Another $100,000 in almonds was stolen by a driver with a fake license. And $100,000 in pistachios was taken by a big rig driver who left a farm without filling out any paperwork.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
This story about pistachio thieves is just...what's the word I'm looking for?
Crazy. Boston Globe: "California nut farmers band together to fight theft, organized crime."