Update: Alleged booze bandit steals $15K in high-end wine from Raley’s in Incline Village
A man allegedly made off with more than $15,000 in high-end wine from Raley’s supermarket in Incline Village on Monday, Oct. 23, authorities said.
The incident happened sometime between 6:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. The suspect, described as a 6-foot tall, 180-pound white male, entered the store and then proceeded to fill up a shopping cart with wine, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said in a report released on Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Detective Sgt. Jack Buell said Friday, Nov. 3, that the sheriff’s office has received limited information about the incident. But he believes the suspect is probably still in the Tahoe area.
“We have a few leads, but nothing is definitive yet,” Buell said.
His haul included 23 bottles of Caymus 2013 Special Select Cabernet, which was valued at $165.70 per bottle. He also stole 2 bottles of Stag’s Leap 2014 SLV Cabernet, which was valued at $157.13 per bottle.
The suspect also took an unspecified number of Joseph Phelps 2012 Insignia red wine bottles, which was valued at $239.99 each. All told, the man got away with 55 bottles of wine.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the sheriff office’s detective division at 775-328-3320 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900. There is also a $750 reward for information that leads to the identity or whereabouts of the suspect.