"Cameras are one thing, but attentive employees are simply the most effective way to put a stop to neighborhood thieves," Fehmel Gemüsebau wrote on Facebook.
"A cyclist, who had already been observed many times, rode by to "shop" at our tunnels, of course entering through the back door. He didn't realize we already had him in our sights. Some quick cell phone work and we had the act of the of theft as video evidence (we are not allowed to post this for legal reasons). The gentleman was stopped, the police was called; criminal charges for trespassing and theft. The gentleman is now on record."
Photo: Fehmel Vegetable Farming
The company had been noticing for some time that fruit and vegetables kept going missing. "All in all, not a significantly large amount in itself. But it all added up. Reason enough for us to invest in cameras and train our employees."
"Small warning. All our facilities are now equipped with both hidden and non-hidden "say hello and wave" technology. Photos are pushed directly to our company cell phones, and one of us always heads straight to where the shot was taken. And we are fast, as you could see today," the post ends.