With California's strong nut market, thieves see chance to steal the crops by truckloads

  • by: SCOTT SMITH , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 18, 2014 - 9:58 PM

ESCALON, Calif. — The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

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