Calgary Herald

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.

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