Thieves make off with champagne worth $660,000

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.13 - 2023 3:16 PM CET

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Thieves make off with champagne worth $660,000.

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In a bold heist in France, thieves stole two trucks loaded with champagne valued at 600,000 euros($660.000)

The police, after a dramatic chase, managed to recover the stolen goods.

According to FranceTV, the event unfolded on a Saturday near Reims, the heart of the Champagne region.

The police were alerted to the theft of the trucks, which were quickly located thanks to their tracking devices. The chase ensued on the A4 motorway, stretching between Reims and Paris.

The cargo, consisting of crates of Moët & Chandon champagne, one of the most famous brands globally, was valued at 300,000 euros per trailer.

Despite the successful recovery of the champagne, the thieves managed to evade capture.

The pursuit involved two police cars, which the thieves tried to shake off.

When the police blocked one of the trucks, the driver abandoned it and was picked up by a sedan that was part of the convoy.

The second truck left the motorway and was later found abandoned. Fortunately, all the champagne bottles were recovered intact.

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