In a brazen crime that should send shivers down the spines of bottle-service-loving bros and depressed, rich housewives everywhere, $1.1 million worth of premium vodka was stolen last month from a warehouse in northwest Miami-Dade.
The booze heist went down June 22. According to NBC Miami, a group of men showed up at a warehouse full of merchandise waiting to pass customs with a car, van, and truck. The thieves knew exactly what they were looking for and bore a hole in the wall right where the vodka was stored.
Over the course of about five hours, they loaded 752 cases of the stuff into the vehicles and took off.
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But this wasn't just any vodka. It was Spirits of the Tsars Golden Vodka, which retails for up to $300 a bottle (and more than $1,000 in some clubs). The Ukraine-made spirit sports a label made with 24-karat gold and, unlike most vodkas, features a golden hue. The pricey spirit is made in limited quantities, so the heist is a serious blow to the supply chain in America.
Authorities are asking for tips that could lead to the arrests of the perpetrators and are offering a $5,000 reward. Anyone with information is asked to call 786-629-2022.
As for the company that produces the vodka, it's at least getting some good PR out of it. It has, of course, issued an official news release about the heist.