Armed robber swipes $50k whisky

Police are hunting for an armed robber who stole $100,000 worth of alcohol, including a rare Scotch worth nearly $50k, from a liquor store in Canada.

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The Balvenie 50-year-old single malt Scotch

The robbery took place on Thursday after the masked man, armed with what police believe might have been a handgun, stormed a branch of the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) in downtown Montreal, as reported by CBC News. 

The man punched through a locked glass case containing rare bottles of liquor, stealing a 50-year-old The Balvenie single malt Scotch worth $49,500 and several other bottles.

The Scotch was bought by the SAQ in May 2013 and was one of the last on the Canadian market.

Montreal Police said the robbery was likely to have been planned in advance, as the suspect went directly to the locked cabinet where it was kept.

Jean-Pierre Brabant, spokesperson for the Montreal Police, said: “The person knew what he was doing, as the suspect went to this specific location in the store.”

Bottles stolen were valued at $100,000.

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