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HUNDREDS of pumpkins have been stolen from a farm in the New Forest.

Thieves have struck twice at the Cat and Fiddle Farm in Hinton Admiral, leaving the farm manager ?close to despair? with Hallowe?en just five weeks away.

The well-known farm was first targeted ten days ago when burglars, thought to be using a trailer, broke in and helped themselves to about 200 pumpkins worth ?1,000.

Seven days later thieves visited again and took a further 50 pumpkins, leaving the fields littered with just roots and a handful that they left behind.

Robert Cox, 30, farm manager, said: ?This is the second time we have been targeted and people seem to be coming and going as they please.

?We have a large fence but the thieves seem to be jumping over and smashing the pumpkins. They then take large quantities away with them.

?It?s very frustrating because we had a healthy crop this year, but I don?t think there seems to be a lot we can do.?

The Cat and Fiddle Farm has also been targeted by vandals in recent weeks.

Robert said: ?The shop has been broken into several times, but there has been no serious damage. It is mainly people throwing things around the shop and trying to break into the containers.?

A police spokesperson said: ?An investigation is ongoing and we assume a lorry or trailer must have been used because it would be difficult to transport so many pumpkins.?

The thefts were reported to police on Sunday morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to contact Romsey police on 101.

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Why would anyone want to steal pumpkins?!?

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Not enough security...     they should add some security officers in each corner 

 

or add lot of night vision cameras in all angles..

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But why would you need security for pumpkins? I suspect it was some teenagers looking to do some very naughty things with the pumpkins, like toss em off overpasses. =\

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Why would anyone want to steal pumpkins?!?

Sell to Halloween fans, or a bakery. ;)

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Or do malicious things with them. We'll probably hear on the news about that. Also, storing a lot of pumpkins would be kinda difficult - it's not like you can hide them in your pants or anything. :P

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But why would you need security for pumpkins? I suspect it was some teenagers looking to do some very naughty things with the pumpkins, like toss em off overpasses. =\

 

that's the reason people find a way to steal and smash them or throw overpass to the cars...

 

and the pumpkin farmers are trying to make money as much as they can...   

 

if I run a farm with pumpkins, I'd hire guards or install cameras .. so I can make lot of cash. If I have leftover after halloween, I could give them away or sell them as discount price.

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I guess you're right, hmmmm. Or at least store them somewhere more secure (like a barn or something). Heh, kids are pretty devilish these days. Glad I wasn't like that.

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if I run a farm with pumpkins, I'd hire guards or install cameras .. so I can make lot of cash. If I have leftover after halloween, I could give them away or sell them as discount price.

How about vicious german shepards ? :p

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Pfft, Dobermans would be better. :P

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How about vicious german shepards ? :p

 

That would be nice but I am not interested in paying for vet bills...  :)

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Why would anyone want to steal pumpkins?!?

 

For pumpkin pie. I love pumpkin pie. :)

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I found who did it!

 

[point at Growled] he did it..   he stole pumpkins so he could make pumpkin pies!

 

 

:p

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Making lots of Pumpkin Soup :laugh:

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I found who did it!

 

[point at Growled] he did it..   he stole pumpkins so he could make pumpkin pies!

 

 

:p

 

Darn, caught again. Me and my big mouth. :D

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For pumpkin pie. I love pumpkin pie. :)

I look forward every year to Tastykake pumpkin pie. :p

 

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Not enough security...     they should add some security officers in each corner 

 

or add lot of night vision cameras in all angles..

  Why?

 

1-2 snipers with nights scopes will do 

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the world is getting crappier and crappier each day it seems. Why would someone do this? Its a shame we live in a world with people like this, teenagers are getting out of control, the newer generations don't care about anybody except themselves, no rules or regulations being enforced in the household, etc etc.

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Why would someone do this?

 

Because they want to make money with the least amount of work possible, just like millions upon millions of other people world wide.

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^ So rob banks. :shifty:

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I loved pumpkins since I was a kid. I even had one as a pet, when it was rotting my parents told me I couldn't keep it :(

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  Why?

 

1-2 snipers with nights scopes will do 

 

that works but I am not a killer..  :)

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Pumpkin pilfering produces poor profits for producers. Please post photos of pumpkin pinching punks per police petition.

 

And where will the Great Pumpkin go now?

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that works but I am not a killer..  :)

 

You could use nerf guns I guess. 

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