Thieves steal nearly 200 pumpkins in brazen pumpkin patch heist

WAYNE, N.J. (ABC NEWS) — It’s an early-morning pumpkin heist that would make Charlie Brown cry.

On Tuesday, surveillance cameras at Farms View Roadstand in Wayne, New Jersey, captured four masked individuals making off with a total of 197 pumpkins.

Camera footage caught a van carrying the alleged band of thieves pulling into the patch three separate times at 1:30 a.m., 3 a.m. and finally at 4:55 a.m. The farm priced the nearly 200 pumpkins at $3,000.

“They’re in and out of here just a few minutes. They came in with a vengeance,” said Todd Kuehm, the farm’s manager. “To come back three times, that was pretty brazen. … I hope we catch them.”

The Kuehm family, which has owned and operated the farm since 1894, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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