Video. It is October and the countdown to Halloween has begun. But for some farmers, it is not growing pumpkins that concerns them, it's stopping people stealing them. One farm on the edge of the New Forest has been targeted twice in the last week.
The owners say they have had to step up security in order to protect their crop. Martin Dowse reports.
Thieves have been stripping entire exhaust systems from Mercedes vans in East Grinstead.
Sussex Police believe the offenders may have tracked down the vehicles and stolen the parts to order.
One theft took place at about 1.30am on Monday, August 5 in Halsford Green.
The other happened between 8pm on Sunday, August 4 and 6.45am on Monday, August 5 in Campbell Crescent.
Police would like to speak to anyone acting suspiciously in the area.
Graeme Prentice, of East Grinstead Neighbouring Policing Team, said: "Although the thieves could have escaped with the exhaust systems quite quickly, they may have made a substantial amount of noise removing them from the vans."