This is about the fourth story I've run across about this going on. I reported on the theft of walnuts earlier.
In one of the biggest heists to hit the booming industry, bandits made off with 140,000 pounds of walnuts worth $400,000 Sunday in Escalon, a city just north of Modesto.
“It was just brazen,” said Bruce Blodgett, executive director of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation. “They took a massive amount -- several truck loads. We need to find these folks.”
The nuts were taken from GoldenRiver Orchards, a grower and processor established in 1912. The company declined to comment.