|Updated: 9/24/2013 10:17 pm
||Published: 9/24/2013 9:50 pm
Thousands of dollars in food is disappearing in Owasso at Wanda's Produce, near 76th Street North and 129th. Thieves have made it tough for Wanda's Produce to make a profit.
Customers still trickle in but not like they used to.
"People are coming in at night stealing," said Joyce Biggs.
Biggs can't chase them down anymore because of poor health.
"I've got heart problems," said Biggs.
She lost about $20,000 in revenue last year. Biggs hasn't even begun to count this year's losses. Thieves have been rolling in on 4-wheelers, snatching tomatoes, watermelon and green beans.
"How they picked them at night; I have trouble picking them during the day," said Biggs.
It happened again a few weeks ago, so Biggs and her brother have been staking out the farm with guns.
"My brother would go half a night and I'd go half a night," said Biggs.
The crooks still hop the barbed-wire fence and help themselves. They sell what they steal.
"It's so aggravating; you do all that work and somebody else get a profit," said Biggs.
Biggs struggles to pay bills. Sometimes she loses more than makes.
So far, Biggs and her brother haven't shot anyone. They have told the sheriff's office, which has officers who ride by.
But so far they haven't caught anyone in the act.