Thieves have made off with the entire crop of avocados from a a field in Achelia worth an estimated €2000.
Police said the owner of the field had discovered the theft on Monday when he went to his field to check on his crop.
To his amazement, he discovered that some 20 avocado trees had been picked clean of 1000 kilos of avocados. The man told police the theft occurred between Saturday — when he last visited his field — and yesterday.
The perpetrators are believed to have carted off the avocados from a section of the field which was not fenced.