Avocado Heist Of The Century Involves $300K Of Stolen Green

I’ve heard somewhere that you can make plenty of ‘green’ by selling ‘green’ but this is just ridiculous. Who would have thought that slanging avocados from the street could be so profitable?

Well it is 2017, where the avocado has stormed the main stage at your local farmer’s market. It has become a most hated brunch menu item, and the go-to toast for the trendy millennial.

California based company, Mission Produce, a leading global distributor of avocados, discovered that three employees, Carlos Chavez, Rahim Leblanc, and Joseph Valenzuela, had been illegally sacking pallets of their precious fruit from their Oxnard distribution center, and selling them back door. The company discovered their hijinks after going through surveillance cameras and finding grave errors in their accounting books.

The three were arrested on grand theft charges, where Ventura County authorities have estimated that the value of the stolen avocados amounted to roughly $300,000. Imagine just how many avocado toasts that can make? Probably only three days worth at the most hipster brunch joint in Brooklyn.

Recent statistics estimate that the current average sales price for the avocado in California is $1.31, a nearly 50 cent jump from the January 2017 price of $0.89. It’s no wonder these dudes thought it would be the perfect heist. The come up would have been legendary.

By Raphael Madrid

Raphael is a lot better at eating than he is cooking. He also opts for the al pastor over the carne asada in his tacos and burritos. Mild in the streets, picante in the sheets. Vegeta > Vegetables.