Suspected Avocado Thief Arrested

Police believe suspect stole over 1,000 pounds of avocados from a Fallbrook grove

By Lauren Steussy
|  Friday, Aug 26, 2011  |  Updated 2:01 PM PDT
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A man was arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of avocados.

San Diego Sheriffs believe that Barron Stein, a 43-year-old Fallbrook resident, stole 1,000 pounds of avocados from a grove in Bonsall on March 15 of this year.

The crime on Luis Rey Heights Rd. was captured on surveillance cameras. A Fallbrook deputy recognized Stein from the footage as he was walking on Old Stage Rd.

Deputies arrested and booked Stein into the Vista Jail with one charge of grand theft. They found that Stein had a prior history of avocado theft.

The value of the stolen avocados is estimated at about $1,500.
 

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