Some enterprising thieves were thinking outside the box when they pulled off a heist at a Long Island farm last weekend.
The loot? Pumpkins. Lots and lots of pumpkins.
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About 600 of the iconic seasonal squash vanished from the Rottkamp Farm in Calverton sometime between Sept. 27 and 30. Riverhead Town Police put their market value at about $4,200.
A detective assigned to the case speculated that the thieves might have driven the pumpkins into Manhattan to sell them at a much higher price than they would fetch on Long Island.
"Otherwise, that's a lot of pumpkin pie," he said.
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