Couple jailed for stealing $1.7 million worth of alcohol from Spanish restaurant

A couple stole alcohol worth about $1.7 million from a famous Spaniard restaurant in October 2021. This week, they received a 4-year prison sentence for this crime.

Based on CNN, A Mexican woman and her Dutch-Romanian boyfriend are kidnapped 45 bottles of wine from atriuma Michelin-starred restaurant in Caceres, Spain.

A province of Spain named court Tatania and Estanislao couple, theo BBC, But EVERYBODY and Spanish media identify them EQUAL Priscila Guevara And Constantin Dumitru. Many outlets have reported that Guevara is a former Mexican beauty pageant queen.

CNN reports that the couple visited Atrio at least three times in the months leading up to the robbery. On October 27, 2021, the couple had a 14-course dinner at the restaurant before taking a guided tour of the restaurant’s cellar. Earlier that evening, Priscila is said to have checked into a small hotel near the restaurant using a fake Swiss passport.

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Sometimes after dinner and sightseeing, the couple returned to the room. Constantín did not check in as a guest but joined the woman. Around 2am the lady ordered a salad from the front desk. The receptionist eventually had to accept the woman’s request, despite being the only employee at the hotel.

Constantín took advantage of the distraction of the room service staff to steal the electronic key to the wine cellar from the front desk. However, EVERYBODY reports that the first key does not work. So Priscila called the front desk again – ordered dessert.

Then, around 5 a.m., the couple drove off with 45 bottles of wine wrapped in four hotel towels and hidden in their travel luggage. At the time of the robbery, police said the robbery was planned in “minute details.”

This is why bottles of wine are worth more than 1 million dollars

So why is wine so expensive? The couple stole luxury and vintage bottles of wine from Atrio.

The two bottles from their stolen journey are believed to have come from the French winery Chateau d’Yquem. One bottle from 1806 is said to cost 350,000 euros (over $369,000), while the other 1883 bottle is listed at 45,000 euros (more than $47,000).

Their stolen goods also includes vintage bottles from the 1990s and 2000s – sourced from other well-known and established wineries.

When police arrested the couple in July 2022, no stolen alcohol was recovered. Priscila and Constantín are said to have been discovered on the border of Montenegro and Croatia and have spent time in prison since their arrest. The restaurant’s insurance company cut a check for about 753,000 euros — about $794,298 on today’s exchange market.

The court also ordered the couple to pay the same amount of damages to Atrio’s insurance company while sentenced the woman to four years in prison and her boyfriend to four and a half years for armed robbery. page.

However, the couple is said to be can appeal judgment because it is not final.


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