Wine worth a million pounds stolen in London

May 26th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS  

London, May 26 (IANS) Rare and expensive wines worth more than one million pounds have been stolen from a warehouse in London, police said.

A gang of at least six men used a fork-lift truck, two vans and a lorry to steal over 400 cases of the vintage drinks, the Daily Express reported.

The huge collection of expensive wines was being stored in a warehouse in London’s east end. Some of them are estimated to be worth more than 3,000 pounds a bottle.

“The stolen wines will be top end clarets like Chateau Latour and Mouton Rothschild. They will be worth around 36,000 pounds a case,” a source said.

The warehouse was trading in wines where buyers invest to sell for a profit three or four years later.

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