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Mysterious Woman Steals 100 Pounds of Tomatoes



    Waltham Police Looking for Tomato Thief

    Police are looking for a woman who was caught on camera stealing 100 pounds of tomatoes.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 8, 2017)

    What would you do with 100 pounds of tomatoes? That's the question frequent shoppers of Waltham Community Field Farm are asking this weekend.

    "I don't know what she could possibly be doing with 100 pounds of tomatoes. That's insane," said Sean Peachey, a farmer's market shopper. "I don't even know what I would do with three pounds of tomatoes. I mean, salads and pizza, maybe stuff like that?"

    The value of the tomatoes stolen is an estimated $500. It's the third year in a row it's happened at the farm. No one seems to know who this woman is that was caught red-handed on camera after hours on Labor Day Weekend. She was wearing the same gray Boston T-shirt she was wearing last year on their security tape.

    Pamela Perini their security consultant said the farm feeds the needy in Waltham.

    "They are involved in many programs throughout the community that do feed those in need," said Perini.

    Waltham police posted a witty Instagram post in an effort to get the community to help identify the suspect.


    Tomato Thief Caught Red-Handed! A saucy thief has blatantly stolen bushels of beautiful tomatoes from the Waltham Community Fields Farm! On Saturday September 2, we responded to the farm and spoke to the executive director, who stated that approximately 5 crates of tomatoes (100lbs) valued at $500.00 were stolen around 6 AM. She further stated that this was the third year in a row that a large amount of tomatoes have been stolen from the farm on Labor Day weekend. The tomatoes were stolen by the same suspect from last year's incident. Suspect was described as a white female in her 60's with blond hair, wearing a gray Boston t-shirt, and black leggings, she was driving a 2012-2015 brown Honda CRV. This woman's actions are dicey at best, and we'd be stewin' if someone stole the fruits (or is it vegetables?) of our labors! If you have any info, please call Det. Bill MacEwen at 781-314-3557.

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