2,142 cases of cognac stolen from Baltimore County business


The Baltimore Sun reports:

A burglar stole a truck and used it to take 2,142 cases of cognac last Sunday from a business in Dundalk, Baltimore County Police said.

At around 5 a.m. March 16, someone entered a fenced-in lot in the 7000 block of Quad Avenue through an unlocked employee entrance and took the truck, according to a police report. The person then hooked up the truck to a chassis that was carrying a cargo container, which was filled with the cases of cognac.

The burglar fled the scene westbound on Quad Avenue.

Looking at a map, that is the location of Winner Distributing. Winner, which was just bought out earlier this year, is the local Anheuser-Busch distributor. F.P. Winner, Ltd. is an associated company that distributes other brands of alcoholic beverages.

Note: the graphic above is just a representation of a cognac bottle. The specific brand or brands stolen was not identified in news reports.

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  1. I think it’s safe to say that there was inside information involved, and that the Insurance Companies are not going to pay a cent. According to Cargo Law the original transporter had fulfilled his obligation as the Brandy had been delivered to the Distributor, and you can bet the other insurer’s are going to talk long and hard to all the employee’s. Also safe to bet that the Brandy is in a Shipping Container and heading somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.