Avocado Thieves Squad (according to Section 27a Copyright)
Ready-to-eat avocados were marketed last weekend on social networks in the northern region, at a price of NIS 70 per carton. However, the publicity soon reached the owners of fresh fruit living in the area, who realized that after it was stolen from them, the grain was marketed at about a third of the price at which it was sold.
"It said 'any quantity' and I immediately realized there was no way it was good news," he told Walla! Uri Kaplan, a member of Kibbutz Lohamei HaGeta'ot, who shares ownership of Mor Health, a native of nearby Moshav Bustan HaGalil with Doron Diamant, which specializes in marketing ready-to-eat ripe avocado packages. The package in the advertisement looked familiar to them, except that a box of theirs with about 13 kg costs three times as much, about 200 shekels.
"I immediately started looking for where they had broken into me," Kaplan continued. "Luckily, it was a holiday eve and there were few distribution points. I started calling the stores we sell to, and on the phone to Stop Market in the Castra Mall in Haifa, they told me they hadn't received our shipment, and I realized that from there it disappeared. It's not a trivial matter, we're talking about 400 kilograms of avocado, which is worth about NIS 12,13-<>,<> retailly," he added.
Advertising the fruits on Facebook (Photo: official website, none)
The suspects in the theft (Photo: official website, none)
"Meanwhile, online, my friends are corresponding with the man, and he says he can bring any quantity, almost anywhere, even next week. We arranged to collect from him and that's how we had his address," said Kaplan, who later contacted the police, who entrusted the investigation to the Border Police Coastal Villages Unit, which is responsible for fighting agricultural crime in the area.
The person under whose name the sales were advertised is Mor Azoulay, a 30-year-old resident of Acre with no criminal record, who was arrested together with a 24-year-old man known to the police, on suspicion of committing the act. The two were detained during Shavuot, and on the eve of the holiday their detention was extended. Yesterday, among other things, after it became clear that Azoulay was pregnant, she was released to house arrest for ten days under restrictive conditions. At the same time, the young man's detention was extended until Thursday. "We are pleased with the release of my client, after it has been proven that she has no connection to the incident in question, and we hope that in the coming days it will also be proven that the second suspect does not have an arm and a leg for the suspicions attributed to him, and will be released soon," LaValle said. Attorney Amir Kabha, who represents the two.
Correspondence with the marketers of goods (photo: official website, none)
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