A Baiting Hollow farmer told police Tuesday that sometime overnight 600 pumpkins went missing from a Sound Avenue pumpkin patch.
Riverhead Town police said Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm reported the theft at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Rottkamp’s opens its U-Pick pumpkin patch during the month of October.
The 600 missing pumpkins are valued at $4,200, police said.
Anyone with information on the pumpkin bandits may call Riverhead police at 631-727-4500.