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    High-end wine thief steals 55 bottles from Lake Tahoe store

    November 2, 2017

    INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities at Lake Tahoe are looking for a man who made off with an estimated $15,000 worth of expensive wine from a grocery store in Incline Village.

    The Washoe County Sheriff’s office says the white male suspect stole 55 bottles of high-end red wine from the Raley’s Supermarket just before 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23.

    Surveillance video released on Wednesday shows the man wearing flip-flops with a jacket vest and a scarf around his neck with several bottles of wine in a shopping cart.

    The loot included two dozen bottles valued at more than $150 each and one bottle of Joseph Phelps 2012 Insignia red wine worth $240.

    The suspect is about 6-foot tall, 180 pounds. Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office at 775-328-3320 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

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