Strawberry thieves steal tens of thousands of fruits from Swedish patch...Enough strawberries to fill 1,500 cartons were stolen from a spot just north of the Swedish city earlier this week, which the unfortunate owner only discovered when he went out to start picking them on Wednesday.|
And a similare story in the UK.
Strawberries coated in a chemical which can cause poisoning have been stolen from a Kent farm. About 100kgs (220lbs) of the fruit, worth more than £300, were stolen from Hill Farm in Lenham Road, Ulcombe.
A police spokeswoman said: "The fruit had recently been coated with a chemical to help growth which can cause poisoning to the stomach."