Police appeal over £40,000 Liberty Wines theft
Published:  20 June, 2008

Police have appealed for information on two men after the theft of Italian fine wine worth £40,000 belonging to Liberty Wines.

Thieves stole 636 cases of wine, including Cepparello 2004 and Brunello di Montalcino, from a trailer parked near to Liberty’s Octavian bonded warehouse in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, between 7am and 8am on Tuesday.

David Gleave, managing director of Liberty Wines, told OLN some of the bottles stolen were “irreplaceable”.

He called on fellow trade members to contact Liberty if they were offered any of the wines (listed below).

There were concerns the thieves may have had prior knowledge of the warehouse. Witnesses reported one of the thieves dressed in a workman’s vest.

They also appeared to know their wines, leaving only the two least expensive pallets behind.

Sergeant Paula Reynolds, of the Broxbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team, released descriptions of the men wanted for questioning: “One man is described as white, with a slim build and ginger hair. He was wearing an orange high visibility vest. The second man is also white, with a medium build and dark hair.”

Anyone with information should contact Liberty on 020 7720 5350 or local police on 0845 3300222.

The wines stolen were:

Isole E Olena (Tuscany)

Chianti Classico (75cl) 2006

Cepparello (75cl) 2004

Cepparello (150cl) 2004

Vin Santo (37.5cl) 2000

Cabernet Sauvignon (75cl) 2001

Syrah (75cl) 2004

Livio Felluga (Friuli-Venezia-Giulia)

Pinot Grigio (75cl) 2007

Sharjs (75cl) 2007

Terre Alte (75cl) 2006

Picolit (50cl) 2004

Conti Costanti (Tuscany)

Rosso di Montalcino (75cl) 2005

Brunello di Montaclino (150cl) 2003

GD Vajra (Piemonte)

Dolcetto d’Alba (75cl) 2007

Dolcetto d’Alba (75cl) 2006

Rosabella (75cl, stelvin) 2007

Moscato d’Asti (75cl) 2007

Alpha Zeta (Veneto)

‘A’ Amarone (75cl) 2005

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