Michigan farm family says 22,000 apples were stolen from their o

Michigan farm family says 22,000 apples were stolen from their orchard

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Spicer Orchards, a popular fall destination northwest of Detroit, had more than 22,000 apples stolen off its trees. 

According to WXYZ, a member fo the family went to check on the apples on Oct. 6 as they waited for the harvest and nothing was out of the ordinary. On Oct. 9, they checked again and they were all gone. 

“There was nothing there,” Ryan Spicer, the grandson of Alan Spicer, the farm’s founder told WXYZ. 

Ryan called the county sheriff's office and it was determined the thieves got away with about $14,000 worth of apples. 

Ryan Spicer says his grandpa called the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office. They are investigating who took an estimated 22,000 apples worth as much as $14,400.

Family members believed it would take a crew of at least 9 people in 3 or 4 trucks to get away with that many apples. 

Spicer Orchards, which has been around for more than 50 years, has installed trail cameras in its orchards to try to deter more thefts.

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