Police need help bagging culprits in alleged wine heist

Police need help bagging culprits in alleged wine heist.

 

An aged wine heist is proving hard for RCMP to solve.

Currently there are no leads in the heist that occurred in the 100 block of Sumac Road in Cawston sometime between May 14 to 22.

“There was no physical evidence left on scene. I’m not sure about tire marks. It appears the owners went away and somebody knew,” RCMP Cpl. Dave Tyreman said during a follow-up interview with the Review about the bizarre crime.

Allegedly somewhere between $450,000 to $750,000 of wine was stolen in the incident.

The culprits stole 7,000 three-litre bags of wine meaning each bag would cost in excess of $65.

“The owner supplies that retail cost,” Tyreman said.

Tyreman guessed at least one if not two transport trucks would be needed to complete the heist.

No witnesses have come forward.

The owner does have insurance.

RCMP continue to investigate.