Crook grabs costly cognac
A masked, quick-moving thief smashed a liquor store window in suburban Portland, Ore., and walked off with a bottle of cognac valued at more than $2,300 US.
“He has good taste,” said Lt. Mike Rouches, spokesman for the Hillsboro, Ore., police.
“He knew exactly what he was after.”
The burglar took the $2,363.45 bottle of Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac, 11 fine — but cheaper — bottles of cognac and 12 packs of menthol cigarettes about 3:15 a.m. local time on Monday, Rouches said.
“I’ve not seen a theft like this. Usually they grab whatever they can,” Rouches said.
The police arrived quickly and the posh pilferer had already disappeared, another indication that he knew what he was after, Rouches said.
Hillsboro police have surveillance tape of the masked thief.