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Burglars Steal 300,000 Litres of Beer
The Local ^ | 15 Jul 2014

Posted on 07/15/2014 5:10:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway

burglars have stolen 300,000 litres of beer from a warehouse in western Germany, police reported on Tuesday - the equivalent of €2.1 million worth of the nation's favourite drink.

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Police in Krefeld in North Rhine-Westphalia said on Tuesday afternoon they were looking for the burglars who stole multiple palettes of beer from a warehouse. The amount is said to fill 10 trucks, the equivalent of approximately 300,000 litres.

"Who has noticed a large amount of beer?" police asked in a statement.

Sometime between 5pm on Thursday and 12pm on Monday, the perpetrators pried open the garden gate and entered the site through the front entrance of an office building which led to the warehouse.

They then loaded large trucks with palettes of beer, returning on several occasions within short intervals, police stated.

Witnesses reported seeing "suspicious" trucks loaded with cargo in the vicinity as early as last Thursday, although the theft was not discovered until Monday afternoon.

The vehicles were spotted driving down the Autobahn 40 in the direction of Duisburg, where police suspect the cargo was unloaded.

With beer in bars and restaurants costing around €3.50 for half a litre, the haul would be worth €2.1 million at bar prices.


TOPICS: Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: beer

1 posted on 07/15/2014 5:10:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

And a-one, and a-two ...

2 posted on 07/15/2014 5:12:27 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: nickcarraway

3 posted on 07/15/2014 5:13:38 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Veggie Todd

I like the one on the right, but fancy the one on the left.


4 posted on 07/15/2014 5:14:23 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

Ever seen the classic St. Pauli Girl add? Awesome.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 5:17:21 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: nickcarraway
City to give alcoholics beer to clean streets

That's a stupid idea

6 posted on 07/15/2014 5:19:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

How can you steal beer?

Nobody really owns it you just rent it for a few hours


7 posted on 07/15/2014 5:20:48 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: nickcarraway

A job that big screams “organized crime”.


8 posted on 07/15/2014 5:21:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: nickcarraway
The insurers aren't going to be happy.
So insurance rates will go up too.

SOMEone will snitch on them.

9 posted on 07/15/2014 5:22:18 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: nickcarraway
300,000 litres of beer on the wall, 300,000 litres of beer
Take one down and pass it around
299,999 bottles of beer on the wall
10 posted on 07/15/2014 5:23:36 PM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

that is some wall


11 posted on 07/15/2014 5:24:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

German won the World Cup! Let the party begin!


12 posted on 07/15/2014 5:26:05 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: AU72

The first thing I thought of when I read the story ... now I will be singing that song in my head until I get all 300,000 off the wall. ;-(


13 posted on 07/15/2014 5:29:30 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: nickcarraway

What brand? Geesh, Germany has over 450 brands. Some really great, some really crappy.

My favorites were Darmstadter Pilsner and Eders Pils (not Edels!).


14 posted on 07/15/2014 5:31:06 PM PDT by Justa
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To: Fungi
Ever seen the classic St. Pauli Girl add? Awesome.

Oh yes, great girl and great piece of art. Think it's a painting.

15 posted on 07/15/2014 5:36:04 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: GeronL
City to give alcoholics beer to clean streets

That's a waste of beer and the streets will stink.

16 posted on 07/15/2014 5:37:12 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Justa
One of my Favorites, Brewed in Germany for German consumption, Not the one pictured.

 photo dortmunder_union_export_zpsdfe4ccd4.jpg

And here's a hint. When it says EXPORT on the label, It's NOT the same as what they drink in country.

17 posted on 07/15/2014 5:37:17 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: luvbach1

bump

They should clean it with water or something.


18 posted on 07/15/2014 5:37:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway


I miss Germany.

/snivel.

19 posted on 07/15/2014 5:38:01 PM PDT by Justa
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To: nickcarraway
Sometime between 5pm on Thursday and 12pm on Monday

I'm thinking this is the first clue... No one was at the brewery for nearly 4 days???

20 posted on 07/15/2014 5:41:26 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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No one was at the brewery for nearly 4 days???

And to think that Germany is considered the most industrious of the European Socialist Workers' paradise.

21 posted on 07/15/2014 5:50:04 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: kingu; Fightin Whitey

World Cup four day weekend.


22 posted on 07/15/2014 5:56:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

FLASH !!

300.000 liter beer stolen

Police to stake out bathrooms.......


23 posted on 07/15/2014 6:32:02 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: nickcarraway

Pat: Did you hear that Sean at the brewery died?
Mike: No, what happened?
Pat: Fell into a vat of beer. Took him eight hours to drown.
Mike: Eight hours!? Why so long?
Pat: He got out three times to go to the bathroom.


24 posted on 07/15/2014 6:48:02 PM PDT by twister881
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To: nickcarraway
After I read the thread title, said to myself "No way it was Bud"

Then read the post. Ahhh, German beer, now it is all clear and justifiable............

25 posted on 07/15/2014 6:59:23 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: nickcarraway

Gotta be prepared for the World Cup celebration!


26 posted on 07/15/2014 7:35:30 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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