Around 600 apples have been stolen from trees planted on the grounds of Kake High School Geihoku in Hiroshima.
Local media reported the trees were tended to by the high school students with help from local residents. It is unclear when the apples were actually stolen, but their theft was reported on Sept 11.
The stolen apples were nearly ripe for picking.
Footprints and tire tracks were found around the base of the trees. The police are investigation the perpetrators' whereabouts by looking into channels through which the apples may have been sold.© Japan Today