A wine shop was targeted by thieves who managed to steal approximately $500,000 worth of rare wines on Saturday morning, as captured by surveillance video.
According to the owner of Lincoln Fine Wines, the heist occurred at around 1 a.m. The security footage shows the thieves arriving in a white pickup truck and circling the back parking lot multiple times.
One of the suspects, wearing a mask, is then seen getting out of the truck and approaching the shop. They quickly climb on top of a metal container while holding a large knife or sharp metal tool.
Using the tool, the thief cuts a hole in the ceiling above the shop’s cellar, where the most valuable and prized wines are stored, according to the owners.
Reportedly, the thief then descended into the cellar using a rock climbing rope and made off with rare wines worth approximately $500,000.
The owners have decided to release the surveillance video in the hope that the suspects will be identified and apprehended before targeting another business.