If you’ve ever looked at a field of unguarded harvest-ready crops and wondered what you’d be able to do with some tractors, harvesting equipment, and a fleet of eighteen-wheeler getaway vehicles, you’re not alone.
Thieves in the Olomouc region have managed to harvest and abscond with 13 hectares of corn from a local field.
The corn – valued at 860,000 CZK – was harvested over a single night, and the crime reported to police on Monday morning.
Police are currently investigating the incredible heist, but have yet to turn up a suspect. Due to the value of the corn, perpetrators may face up to two years in prison.
Given the technology and manpower needed to pull off such a heist, initial theories are that the harvest may have been a mistake, or the culprit was motivated by revenge, according to iDnes.
It’s not the only unusual robbery in the area.
In 2012, thieves stole an entire ski lift – poles, pulleys, and a kilometer-long cable – in the town of Desná.