Apple thieves strike again

Apple thieves strike again

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And more crime in farm country...this time involving the theft of thousands of apples and pumpkins from farms in Michigan and Indiana.

Authorities now saying a "well-organized machine" of thieves appears to be behind the thefts.

You'll remember we told you about 50-thousand apples being reportedly stolen from Williams Orchard in LaPorte County, Indiana.

Now, an estimated 7-thousand pounds of apples are reported missing from Spicer Orchards in Fenton, Michigan.

That happened during the same week that 1-thousand pumpkins were pilfered from McCallum's Orchard in Jeddo, Michigan.

The Genesee County, Michigan sheriff says they are investigating...but don't have any suspects yet...calling the heists "a major league operation.

- Clinton Griffiths, Editor, Farm Journal Magazine, News Anchor of AgDay