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Elaborate Wine Heist Unravels

Elaborate Wine Heist Unravels
Posted December 12th, 2013 @ 10:36am by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Give thanks, oenophiles: An "elaborate" Thanksgiving Day wine heist has met its end, after Seattle police on Tuesday recovered most if not all of the 2,500 stolen bottles, valued at $648,000. Kindly, the thieves apparently kept the 200 cases safe in a "temperature controlled environment" at a Sodo storage facility less than a mile from where the theft took place, the Seattle Timesreports. "While we are still doing an inventory to make sure it's all there" (that's no small feat; every bottle has to be photographed and entered into evidence) "the volume recovered makes us eager with anticipation," says the owner of Esquin Wine & Spirits, who called the theft "something out of Ocean's 11."

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