Brazen thieves steal 10 truck loads of beer16th July, 2014 by Lauren Eads
A gang of thieves broke into a German warehouse and stole £1.7million worth of beer, enough to fill 10 trucks, while the country was celebrating its World Cup victory.
Even more astonishingly, the bold heist of 300,000 litres of beer from the facility in the western city of Krefeld could have gone unnoticed for four days, according to local reports.
The theft was noticed on Monday with police confirming the raid could have taken place any time between 5pm on Thursday to noon on Monday, the day after Germany beat Argentina in the World Cup final.
The gang is believed to have pried open a garden gate to the rear of the building before forcing entry through the front of the building.
Witnesses are said to have seen tractors loaded with the contents of the warehouse leaving, before returning to reload, but did not think it suspicious.
A police spokesman said: “From there, the offender transported diverse beer pallets in an amount of about 10 trucks.
“Other witnesses claimed to have seen those trucks on the A40 in the direction of Duisburg.
“It is believed that the trucks were unloaded in Duisburg and then drove back to the [warehouse].”
Police have not said which brands of beer were stolen.