$1.1 Million in Vodka Stolen
Thieves stole 752 cases of Spirit of the Tsars Golden Vodka from a Miami area customs warehouse, busting a case-sized hole through a concrete wall to grab their pricey loot.
Bottles of the amber liquid, distilled in and imported from Ukraine, retail for $249 in liquor stores but can fetch $1,200 a bottle at trendy nightclubs. The value of the entire theft was put at $1.1 million, said CNN.
The bottles themselves even have value. They are made in France and a portion of the label is a 24-carat gold veneer.
On June 22, the thieves busted through a concrete wall right where the vodka was being stored. And they ignored other high-value items in the warehouse, including art, precious metals and cars, said CNN.
Video surveillance showed the thieves arriving in a glass-roofed Mercedes sedan about 11 p.m. Later, a panel van and a large box truck showed up, carting off the last of the vodka about 4:30 a.m., CNN said.