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Grand Theft Avocado

Grand Theft Avocado

Three man have been arrested for stealing $300,000 [£235,000] worth of avocados.

The price of the popular fruit has increased dramatically lately due to high demand for the health food across the globe.

The trio - Carlos Chavez, 28, Rahim Leblanc, 30, and Joseph Valenzuela, 38 - were arrested on Wednesday (14.06.17).

Sgt. John Franchi from Ventura county sheriff's department says they are taking the thefts "seriously" as it was in California that the crime took place, where avocados are sought after.

According to The Daily Telegraph newspaper, the officer said: "We take these kinds of thefts seriously. It's a big product here and in California."