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Weird news: Hungry potato thieves

March 31, 2011  By The Canadian Press


potatoesMarch
28, 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece – Police in northern Greece have arrested nine
Bulgarians accused of crossing the border to steal potatoes from fields at
night.

March
28, 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece – Police in northern Greece have arrested nine
Bulgarians accused of crossing the border to steal potatoes from fields at
night.

Police
said that the five men and four women were arrested and detained while digging
up and loading 800 kilograms (1,760 pounds) of stolen potatoes onto a truck,
outside the northern Greek city of Drama that is close to the border with
Bulgaria.

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Police
launched the operation after a farmer who owned the field and kept overnight
watch said some 14 metric tons (15.7 tons) of potatoes were stolen in the
previous week.


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