Burberry-clad thief shrewdly swipes a $26,000 bottle of scotch from a Toronto LCBO

Burberry-clad thief shrewdly swipes a $26,000 bottle of scotch from a Toronto LCBO

This-Guy-Is-Awesome (Image: Toronto Police Service)
 

This story is a doozy: a rare and really, really expensive bottle of scotch valued at $26,000 was stolen from the LCBO near Queens Quay earlier this month. A burglar in a plaid Burberry shirt somehow removed the bottle of 50-year-old Glenfiddich single malt, one of only 50 in the world, from its locked case and walked out the front door with it tucked under his coat (apparently, the obvious bulge in his trench didn’t arouse suspicion). A single malt expert says the thief is likely a hired hand: the appreciation value of upscale scotch can be higher than gold creating a booming black market for the spirit. The heist certainly seems like the work of a pro—the luxury bottle is the single most expensive item ever stolen from one of the LCBO’s stores. [National Post]