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$600,000-Worth of Wine Stolen in Two-Day Warehouse Heist

December 9, 2013

A pair of men pulled off a two-day warehouse heist over the weekend, making off with more than $600,000 worth of wine, according to police. One suspect is in custody.

According to UPI, more than 200 cases of wine valued at $648K were stolen from the temperature-controlled storage lockers at Esquin Wine &Spirits in Sodo, a Seattle neighborhood.

 The men tried to disguise their movements by disabling motion sensors, spray-painting the lenses of security cameras and tampering with the gas lines of the warehouse in an attempt to cause an explosion. They missed one camera, however, which led to the arrest of the first suspect Monday. His accomplice and the wine are still accounted for.