WINE HEIST AND DIANA MEMORIAL: WORLD BRIEFS
Thieves have removed 300 bottles of fine wines worth $375,000 from a cellar in central Paris after breaking in from the catacombs, a maze of mainly off-limits tunnels under the capital.
The apparently well-informed thieves first broke into the catacombs from one of many secret or sealed entrances around Paris and drilled a hole through the cellar wall of the property near the Luxembourg gardens, which houses the French Senate.
They then quietly vanished back underground, said police. “We’re talking about very, very good wine worth between euros 500 and euros 1,000 per bottle,” a spokesperson for the public prosecutor said.