Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K theft

2017-06-17 22:37


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Oxnard - Police in the American state of California are calling it grand theft avocado.

Southern California authorities say three produce company workers have been arrested in the theft of up to $300 000 worth of avocados.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department says they have been arrested, charged with grand theft of fruit and are jailed for lack of $250 000 bail each.

Detectives began investigating the men in May after getting a tip that they were conducting unauthorised cash sales of avocados from a ripening facility in the city of Oxnard owned by Mission Produce.

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