Wine thieves hurl costly bottles at chasing French gendarmes as they flee from £320,000 raid on five-star lodge
- £320,000 value of Burgundy wine was stolen from a luxurious lodge in France
- The wine thieves hurled among the bottles at a chasing French police automobile
- Police have begun an inquiry and stated they’re trying to find at the least three males
- The break in on the lodge is the second incident on the website to happen in two days
A gang of thieves making a getaway from a £320,000 wine heist ended up throwing among the costly bottles at police throughout a automobile chase in France.
The thieves started throwing the costly bottles of wine at French gendarmes as they sped down the motorway on Tuesday round 5.15am, the Guardian experiences.
They’d focused the posh Relais Château lodge Domaine de Rymska, which is positioned 18.6 miles from Beaune, Burgundy.
The doorways of the lodge’s wine cellar had been smashed open by the thieves who then made off with lots of of the bottle of wine.
A gang of thieves made off with £320,000 value of Burgundy wine on Tuesday morning after breaking into the cellar of the Relais Château lodge Domaine de Rymska (pictured) in France
The lodge’s proprietor was woken up after the hearth alarm began going off earlier than he received into his automobile and chased the gang’s van down.
He continued to name for assist whereas chasing them onto the A^ Autoroute du Soleil motorway which heads south in direction of Lyon.
A police officer joined the lodge proprietor within the automobile chase however as they approached the van the thieves started hurling bottles of the stolen wine their pursuers.
The thieves then deserted their van 22 miles north of Lyon after smashing right into a toll barrier.
Throughout a highspeed chase alongside the motorway, the wine thieves started hurling among the wine bottles (inventory picture) out of their van at a pursuing police officer
Police have stated that no one was injured and that the bottles thrown on the gendarmes’ automobile had missed.
An inquiry has begun and police have stated they’re trying to find at the least three males.
Investigators are additionally working to find out whether or not this incident is said to a second break-in on the lodge which came about solely 24 hours earlier than.
Within the earlier break in, £180,000 value of positive wine was stolen from the identical cellar damaged into on this newest incident.