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Thief steals $70,000 worth of Cognac

Police are investigating after Cognac worth US$70,000 was stolen from a liquor store in San Francisco.

An estimated US$70,000 worth of Cognac was stolen from a San Francisco liquor store

Yeba Buena Beverage, which distils and distributes spirits, reported the theft to police in Tuesday after realising nine out of 84 cases of Cognac stolen appeared outside the fence of their storage area, according to reports by The San Francisco Examiner.

After carrying out an inventory in November last year, an employee noticed a inconsistency in stock numbers, but the theft did not become clear until a second inventory was conducted last week following a thorough search and analysis of sales receipts.

On Tuesday, employees noticed a hole in the fence next to the storage area with nine cases of the missing Cognac piled next to it.

Officer Grace Gatpandan said there were currently no known suspects and that police were waiting to receive CCTV footage for the investigation.

In an unrelated incident, a rare US$50,000 Balvenie Scotch whisky was stole form another liquor store in Montreal last month.

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