The first ever sale of Pomegans produce has been banned by Australian farmers because it’s considered a commodity that’s not yet on sale.
Read moreA Pomegan farmer and a local grocery store owner have been accused of selling the fruit illegally in Melbourne’s north, after one of their stores became a target for a rival group of farmers in the city.
A Pomeranian in the Pomega area was stolen from a supermarket by an unknown person on Monday morning.
It was later found in a car park in the CBD.
The culprit is now facing charges.
Pomegan supermarket and Pomeran farm are both owned by Pomerans husband-and-wife team, Lee and Ann.
The supermarket was opened in 2005.
A farmer from the Pomerannes farm, who did not want to be named, told ABC Radio Melbourne the theft of the fruit was the second time this year that the shop had been targeted.
“I think we’re in the same situation that we’re going through,” he said.
“We have one shop and they’re going to try and come in, we’re not.”
The Pomerania farmers are the biggest customers of our products.
“The theft was reported to the police last week.
The store owner, who asked not to be identified, said he was unaware of the other incidents and was confident the incident had been isolated.
He said the supermarket was doing everything it could to prevent future thefts.”
It’s not just Pomerano [farms], we have all the other big suppliers to us,” he told ABC News.”
They’re looking at us and we are working with them to try to stop this happening.
“Read morePomegan supermarket was previously owned by David and Sarah Schulz, who were recently convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud.Read More