July 15, 2024

A thief with expensive taste is on the run from police after swiping a limited-edition bottle of whisky worth $62,000 from a boutique bottle shop in Melbourne.

Victoria Police say the man entered the liquor store at an entertainment complex off Whiteman Street in Southbank on May 22.

The man struck up a conversation with a female staff member and requested to look at a number of bottles of alcohol.

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When her back was turned, the thief performed his sleight of hand, grabbing a bottle of Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour from the shelf and hiding it down the front of his shorts.

The man then left the store.

Police have released CCTV images of a person they believe could assist with their investigation. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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