Southbank whiskey theft: Man walks away with $62,000 bottle of Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour

Max Corstorphan
The Nightly
Police have released an image of a man they say could assist over the swindling of a $62,000 bottle of Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour.
Police have released an image of a man they say could assist over the swindling of a $62,000 bottle of Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour. Credit: Supplied

A brazen thief with a taste for the finer things in life has left Melbourne East police in pursuit after a limited-edition bottle of whiskey, worth a jaw-dropping $62,000, was allegedly pilfered.

The daring heist unfolded on May 22 at a boutique liquor merchant within an entertainment complex off Whiteman Street in Southbank.

Around 5.20 PM, a man entered the store and struck up a conversation with a female staff member, inquiring about various bottles of high-end alcohol.

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In a scene straight out of a Hollywood heist movie, as soon as the staff member’s back was turned, the man allegedly snatched a prized bottle of Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour and tucked it down the front of his shorts.

The man then walked on his way out of the store.

Police have since released CCTV images of a man they believe could assist with their investigation.

The Nightly does not suggest that the man pictured is the man accused of the theft in question.

Anyone with information on this grand whiskey whodunit is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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