Police said Sunday that about 250 corn cobs were stolen from a farm in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture. It was the second theft of corn in the Shimomukoyamacho area in one week.
According to police, the 79-year-old grower noticed the theft at about 5 a.m. Sunday, TV Asahi reported. The corn cobs had been torn off the stalks. The grower said the stolen produce was worth about 50,000 yen.
Police said that a similar theft occurred a week ago two kilometers away. In that incident, about 100 corn cobs were stolen, TV Asahi reported. In both incidents, the thefts occurred just before harvest time.© Japan Today