Rare whisky stolen from Essington home

By Liam Keen | South Staffordshire | Crime | Published:

Rare bottles of whisky, worth tens of thousands of pounds, have been stolen from a home in Staffordshire.

Police are investigating the theft of rare whiskey

Thieves forced their way into a home on Sneyd Lane in Essington by smashing a patio door.

Once inside they ransacked the property and stole several bottles of rare whisky including special editions of the Macallan brand and Port Ellen annual releases from a specialist collection.

The incident took place on Monday November 12 last year and police are now appealing for information to catch the culprits.

It's believed that the suspects used a light coloured old style panel van, similar to a 2003 Peugeot expert.

A month later on Wednesday December 12 offenders broke into the same property through a side gate, cutting the electricity wires on the outside of the house to disable the alarm and phone lines.

They forced their way into the home through the patio door but left empty handed in a white VW Golf, thought to be a 2017 GTI.

DC Daniel Champeau from Staffordshire Police said: “The investigation is on-going and we are appealing for anyone in the Essington area who saw anything suspicious or anyone who may have information about the theft to come forward and speak to officers.

“The items taken are very distinctive, and we hope that by sharing these photos it will remind any members of the public who may have seen them since, possibly advertised for sale.”

Anyone with information can contact DC Champeau on quoting incident number 810 of November 12 or be contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319688.

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