Skip to comments.Burglars Steal 300,000 Litres of Beer
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.
And a-one, and a-two ...
I like the one on the right, but fancy the one on the left.
Ever seen the classic St. Pauli Girl add? Awesome.
That's a stupid idea
How can you steal beer?
Nobody really owns it you just rent it for a few hours
A job that big screams “organized crime”.
SOMEone will snitch on them.
that is some wall
German won the World Cup! Let the party begin!
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. ;-(
What brand? Geesh, Germany has over 450 brands. Some really great, some really crappy.
My favorites were Darmstadter Pilsner and Eders Pils (not Edels!).
Oh yes, great girl and great piece of art. Think it's a painting.
That's a waste of beer and the streets will stink.
And here's a hint. When it says EXPORT on the label, It's NOT the same as what they drink in country.
They should clean it with water or something.
I miss Germany.
I'm thinking this is the first clue... 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.
World Cup four day weekend.
300.000 liter beer stolen
Police to stake out bathrooms.......
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.
Then read the post. Ahhh, German beer, now it is all clear and justifiable............
Gotta be prepared for the World Cup celebration!
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