Whisky worth $80k 'brazenly' stolen from B.C. liquor store

$80k worth of booze stolen

Two bottles of rare whisky worth thousands of dollars were “brazenly” stolen from a Richmond liquor store last month.

Around 7.30 p.m. on June 27, a man allegedly walked into the Brighouse B.C. Liquor Store — at No. 3 and Ackroyd roads — smashed a locked glass case and stole two bottles of Dalmore Constellation whisky, a spokesperson for Richmond RCMP told the Richmond News.

“For somebody to just walk right in the store when it’s open, to smash the case, take two bottles and walk straight back out again is pretty brazen,” said the spokesperson.

One of the stolen bottles of the single malt whisky was a 1966 vintage, aged 45 years and one of only 237 bottled created. The second is a 1969 vintage, and, depending on the cask, aged 42 or 43 years and one of only 233 or 88 bottles created.

The combined value of the two stolen bottles is over $80,000, and they are believed to be the last two bottles of that whisky in B.C., according to RCMP.

The suspect, captured on CCTV video in the store, is described as Caucasian, in his mid-20s with a slim build, wearing a black hoodie, camo-print long shorts and a surgical mask.

Police say he was seen leaving in what they believe to be a Dodge black pickup truck. It isn’t known what direction he was travelling in.

Anyone with information or possible dash-cam footage of the incident is asked to contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file number 2020-17607.

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