Food thefts starting worldwide!
Greece nabs potato thieves from Bulgaria
updated 3/28/2011 1:45:47 PM ET 2011-03-28T17:45:47
THESSALONIKI, Greece - The farmer had to stay up at night to guard his
field, and get help from police, but he's finally stopped the foreign
marauders who were stealing his potatoes.
Five men and four women from neighboring Bulgaria were arrested early Sunday
while digging up and loading 800 kilograms (1,760 pounds) of stolen potatoes
into a van in Ochyro, a village in northern Greece near the Bulgarian
border, police say.
The farmer, who was keeping an overnight watch for the thieves, got help
from police and border guards after he lost 14 metric tons (15.3 tons) of
potatoes the previous week.
More than 200 empty potato sacks and digging forks were found in the van and
Police are now looking for other thieves in the region - these ones
targeting olive groves.
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