BRISTOL, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police say thieves have made off with hundreds of ears of corn from a farm in Connecticut.

Workers at Green Acres Farm in Bristol went to pick corn to sell at a market Sunday and discovered that the stalks had been all but picked clean.

Sales manager Whit Betts estimates thieves took a few hundred ears of corn at a value of $1,200. He says only underdeveloped ears were left behind and that those are too small to sell.

Betts said it looked like a professional job.

“It’s obviously somebody who didn’t come off the street,” he told WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau. “It was somebody who really had some experience picking corn because you’re doing it late at night and they did a very good job of doing it whereby you would not notice it until you went out to pick the corn.”

Police reported another farm was hit last month. They said 153 ears of corn were stolen from Anderson Farm Field in Wethersfield. A father and son have been charged in that case.

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