Police make arrest in Oakville avocado theft

Police make arrest in Oakville avocado theft
Arrest made in theft of truck carrying $60K worth of avocados
Halton police say a stolen tractor-trailer has been recovered, but the avocados that were in it are toast.

Police have arrested a man in connection with the theft of the tractor-trailer that contained $60,000 worth of avocados from Oakville.

Halton police say theyve charged a 27-year-old Brampton man in the theft of a tractor-trailer that was stocked with $60,000 worth of avocados.

Police allege the theft occurred on Oct. 15 when the suspect entered a locked trucking yard on Industry Street by cutting a lock.

\”The avocados were no longer with the trailer at the time of the recovery,\” police said in a news release Wednesday.

The tractor was found the next day in Etobicoke and the trailer was recovered in Scarborough on Oct. 26. The avocados were no longer in the trailer.

Harjot Singh Dhillon, 27, from Brampton was arrested on Tuesday. He is facing break, enter and commit charges as well as possession of break-in equipment.

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The tractor-trailer was swiped from a locked trucking yard on Industry Street in Oakville on Oct. 15.

Avocado soup, avocado salads, Guacamole, Eggs Benedict… whatever it may be. That’s going to be a lot of green sh_t.

The man allegedly gained access to a locked trucking yard by cutting a lock on Industry St. in Oakville on Oct. 15, police said in a Wednesday news release. A tractor-trailer containing the avocados was then stolen from the yard, police said.

I’ll check the flyer specials this weekend at the grocery store. Should be 4 for a buck. I don’t buy them anyway. Why didn’t they steal a truckload of bananas? Poor planning.

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Police have made an arrest in connection with the theft of a tractor-trailer that was carrying an estimated $60,000 worth of avocados.

The tractor was recovered in Etobicoke the next day. The trailer was found in Scarborough on Oct. 26. The avocados were no longer in the trailer at the time.

Police allege that the suspect gained access to the locked yard by cutting a lock and then proceeded to remove the tractor-trailer from the grounds.

The truck was ultimately located in Etobicoke the following day but by that point the trailer had been detached from the vehicle and was nowhere to be seen. Police say the trailer was eventually recovered in Scarborough on Oct. 26 but the load of avocados were missing.

Harjot Singh Dhillon, 27, of Brampton, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with break-and-enter and possession of break-in instruments.