Ag officials say authorities are investigating the theft of 80-thousand pounds of walnuts worth $300-thousand.
The theft happened in Northern California. Investigators were alerted to the theft after a truck load of walnuts failed to show up in Florida as expected. Another truck load was stolen a few days earlier in the same area.
Detectives believe a serial nut thief is behind thefts. Investigators say the driver who picked up the truck-load was not the person who had been hired to carry out the job.