Sunday, 19 June 2016

Avocado Thieves

High prices and surging demand have sparked a spate of avocado thefts in New Zealand. Hundreds have been stolen in bulk from orchards, with thieves using rakes to drag fruit straight from the tree before selling them on. The fruits themselves are immature this time of year so consumers buying them will have a "very bad eating experience", an industry body said.  In New Zealand avocado sell for between NZ$4-6 (US$2.8-$4.2; £2-£3) each.