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Fifty Thousand Dollars Worth of Cognac Was Swiped from a Liquor Store

by Alexander Frane on Dec 28, 2016 in Liquor

In mid-December in Monterey Park, CA, two thieves broke into a Chinese specialty grocery and made off with more than $50k worth of alcohol. The shocking thing: they only stole two bottles.

On Wednesday, December 21st, burglars broke into Wing Hop Fung in Monterey Park, a city in Los Angeles County. The two broke in by carving a hole in the roof, snatched two bottles of cognac, and climbed back out, NBC News reports. The bottles in question were cognac worth around fifty-three thousand dollars together. One was a Louis XIII Rare Cask 426 Cognac Second Edition worth $28,000, and the other was a Louis XIII Black Pearl Cognac Anniversary Edition, which was valued at $25,000.

The thieves had obviously targeted the store for those particular bottles, and no other items were reported stolen. As of publishing time, they have yet to be apprehended.


Photo via Flickr user cyclonebill

 

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