Brazen broccoli bandit strikes four times in a week... to steal a single head from the prized vegetable
It is said a criminal should never return to the scene of the crime - but no one seems to have told the brazen broccoli burglar of King's Somborne.
Four times in the last two weeks he has struck at Frank Fahy's vegetable patch.
On each occasion he has cut through protective netting and pinched a single head of broccoli.
The serial thieving is driving Mr Fahy, a 71-year-old retired professor, to distraction - not least because his efforts to deter the culprit have been fruitless.