investigating the theft May 23 of 29 bottles of champagne and hard liquor
from Jewel-Osco, Chesterton police said.
police, at 6:03 a.m. two male subjects entered the store. Police said
security footage captured their movements as one subject loaded a shopping
cart with bottles while the other stood between the interior and exterior
automatic doors on a cellphone, and activated the entrance doors twice,
allowing the second subject to push two carts full of bottles out of the
Police said the
footage shows the subject who loaded the carts dropped a bottle of
champagne, which shattered, as he was loading the first cart. When an
employee came to clean up the broken glass, police report the subject on the
cellphone asked that employee a question, while the other subject broke into
a locked room in the liquor section to load the second cart.
Police estimate the
loss, of 13 bottles of Moet & Chandon Champagne, 12 bottles of Tito’s Vodka,
four bottles of Patron Silver Tequila, and a locking device on the secure
room in the liquor department, at $1,370.71.