Joe Palermo, pictured at Menniti Seafoods, after a break-in at the store around Christmas 2012.
Joe Palermo, pictured at Menniti Seafoods, after a break-in at the store around Christmas 2012. Blainey Woodham

Fish and chip store manager accused of murder conspiracy

THE former manager of a Tweed Heads fish and chip store, Joseph Palermo, has been accused of plotting the murder of the fish and chip shop's landlord, according to media reports.

The ABC reported at the weekend that Palermo, 36, the former manager of Menniti Seafoods, was accused on Friday of conspiring to murder with 25-year-old colleague Trent Haberson after the police phone tapped conversations in which the pair spoke of "getting" the "old man tonight".

The court heard that Palermo had been spying on the landlord's Brisbane home and had a sawn-off shotgun in his car.

Palermo and Haberson are in custody until a court hearing next week.

It was reported by My Daily News the same business was targeted with two suspicious devices last week.

Menniti Seafoods, formally located a 2 River Terrace, Tweed Heads, is no longer operating.

The business is now under new management and is known as Get Hooked on Seafood.

The outside of Menniti Seafoods, as it was in December 2012.
The outside of Menniti Seafoods, as it was in December 2012. Blainey Woodham

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