Back in the day, the guys would stick up trucks containing electronic equipment, cigarettes, and toys for tots. Nowadays, it’s tomatoes. In today’s NYT Business section, there’s a great story about a gang that robbed a transport of Florida tomatoes. Entrepreneurial, sensing the rise in costs due to the freeze that killed crops, they stole low and will sell high.
Here’s the link: nytimes.com/2011/04/15/business/15bandits.html?ref=business.
Sure, the recession is over: More jobs, more parties, more more. But lurking amongst us: Tomato Thieves!