Expensive drink and drive theft
WINE worth $29,900 was in the boot of a luxury Jaguar that was stolen from a lawyer’s offices overnight on June 25 in Johnston Street, Peppermint Grove.
The wine included boxes of Penfold’s Grange and Moet et Chandon champagne.
“Some of the wine was recovered in the car, so it would suggest the person who took it had no idea of its true value,” Senior Sergeant Tony Booker said.
Earlier that night, the thief broke into an Audi Q7 4WD parked in nearby Palmerston Street, Mosman Park.
Sgt Booker said a bag in the Audi contained a wallet and keys that identified the lawyer’s offices.
The thief went to the offices and used the keys to take the $100,000, 2010-model blue Jaguar.
The car was found in the carpark near flats on Wellington Street in Mosman Park about 10.40am the next day.
Sgt Booker said a man was seen getting out of the Jaguar and entering the flats.
He was described as dark-skinned, about 1.78m, with shoulderlength curly hair, and wearing black pants and a black jacket.
The Jaguar was taken for a forensic examination.