About 1,400 melons have been stolen from a farm in Ibaraki Prefecture, police said.
On May 12, a grower in Ibaraki town reported the theft to police. The melons, which were ready to be picked, were valued at 700,000 yen, Fuji TV reported Saturday.
Police said the melons were stolen from a greenhouse sometime between the evening of May 9 and the evening of May 11. The greenhouse wasn't locked.
Police said a farm in neighboring Hokota City also reported the theft of 200 melons, worth 120,000 yen, on May 2.© Japan Today