A lorry full of whiskey and gin exceeding a total of £100,000 has been stolen from a farm in Scotland, according to the Scotsman Newspaper.
Police said that the lorry's entire trailer was disconnected and taken from Southbar Farm in the village of Inchinnan on the afternoon of Sunday, December 16.
Despite the crime's apparent opportunism, it is in fact not the first of its kind, nor in Scotland. A similar amount of alcohol was taken from Linwood in south central Scotland, just last week, but police are reportedly not treating the two incidents as connected.
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"Enquiries are at an early stage into this high-value theft," said Detective Inspector Ross MacDonald on the most recent of the two thefts.
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"Initial enquiries have revealed that two white trucks were seen in the area around the time of the theft and we are currently carrying out enquiries to establish if there were involved in this incident. At this time I would urge anyone who was in the area early on Sunday morning who either witnessed anything suspicious, or who has any information that may assist our investigation to contact Paisley Police Office through 101 quoting reference number 1553 of 16 December," he added in a public statement.
The series of alcohol thefts in Scotland are in fact not unprecedented on a global scale. In 2012, a small clandestine network of 18 airport security guards and truck drivers were arrested in New York for stealing approximately 100,000 miniature liquor bottles that sell for anything between $2-$7 per bottle during flights.
Criminal charges were filed by the Queens District Attorney against the group.
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