Approximately 1,000 apples were stolen earlier this week from an orchard in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture, shortly after they were picked.
According to police, at around 4:30 p.m. on Oct 24, the owner of the orchard reported that 1,000 Fuji apples awaiting their scheduled shipment had been stolen, Fuji TV reported. The stolen apples are worth about 40,000 yen.
The orchard owner was quoted by local media as saying, "The thief not only stole the apples from my tractor, but also picked other fruit off the trees. It's so heart-breaking. I’m in total shock.”
Police believe the thief or thieves carried out the crime over the course of four days from Oct 21 to 24, when the fruit was left unattended.© Japan Today