Spanish police foil 4-tonne orange heist

Police in Seville Spain came across the bizarre scene when they pulled over two cars after a short chase

Police in Seville Spain came across the bizarre scene when they pulled over two cars after a short chase

Pictures shared by the Seville Police show oranges tumbling out of cars that were filled with 4 tonnes of fruit.

Four tonnes of stolen oranges have been recovered by Spanish police in Seville after they pulled over two suspicious vehicles, bursting with the fruits.

All three vehicles in the convoy suddenly changed direction after spotting the marked patrol auto.

In the photos taken of the scene, you can see that the oranges had been packed up the roof of the vehicles.

Five people were arrested after apparently being unable to explain where the huge haul of oranges had come from.

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However, police discovered later that the oranges were stolen from a shipment, said the Europa Press.

The news agency reports that cops later found a truck full of oranges as well.

When asked about the oranges they told the police they were collecting oranges along their journey, according to the Europa Press. Police also suspected that there was something wrong going on when they noticed that the vehicles were driving too close to each other.

Later it was revealed that a ship in the nearby town of Carmona reported a theft just hours before of a large number of oranges.

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