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Sep 7, 2018

Thieves Hit Premium Wines for Massive Haul

A trio of thieves netted a sizeable haul this morning, ahead of the extended carnival weekend and tenth holiday, during an armed robbery at Premium Wines and Spirits on Newtown Barracks.  Sometime around ten-thirty, the men, both of whom were brandishing firearms, entered the premises and demanded money.  They then proceeded to the offices and ransacked several drawers before making off with fifty-six thousand, one hundred and thirty-nine dollars in cash.  The thieves also relieved employees of a gold chain and a pair of cell phones.  News Five understands that preparations were being made to deposit a knapsack containing thirty-six thousand, four hundred dollars, as well as six thousand, three hundred dollars in U.S. currency which was the proceeds from Thursday’s sale.  They also stole six thousand, five hundred and seventy-four dollars from the cash register.  Police have not formally released a report on the incident; however, a criminal investigation remains ongoing.

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