In what is dubbed as “the great booze robbery”, an armed gang of thieves who were said to be from Dublin stole 15,480 bottles or approximately €1 million worth of gin and whiskey from a warehouse in broad daylight.
The Ireland police department is looking for at least 5 suspects who were armed with iron bars. They were reported to have loaded the alcohol into two 40-foot trucks after tying up the warehouse’s employees on the borders of Dublin. It was said that the robbery took place in a span of an hour between 3 and 4 in the afternoon.
According to reports, the trucks have left the scene between 4 and 4:30, and used the Killen Road to the junction of the Nangor Road where they went towards the Long Mile Road, turned to Naas Road, heading to the Red Cow.
The police said in a statement, “Two employees were working at the warehouse when two men entered the building with iron bars. They forced the employees to open the loading bay. At least 3 more men arrived and the employees were tied up.”
The police officers of Ireland gave a detailed description of the trucks. The first truck is said to have a red cab with spotlights at the top and a white 40-foot container. Meanwhile, the second one has a white cab, a 40-foot container, with a blue curtain. Unfortunately, there aren’t any distinctive features on either of the Lorries.
There are about 2,580 cases of Jameson Whiskey with each case that has six 700 ml bottles (all of which amounted to €450,000); and a significant amount of cases of Jack Daniel’s whiskey and Bombay Sapphire Gin that were stolen. All of these goods amounted to approximately €1 million.
The police believe that the stolen goods will be sold on the black market in time for the holidays wherein its retail price would reach up to hundreds of thousands of euros.