• $1 million worth of vodka stolen from Miami warehouse


    MIAMI - Thieves stole $1 million worth of vodka from a liquor warehouse, Miami authorities said.

    Spirits of the Tsars vodka costs $249 a bottle.

    Surveillance cameras captured the group pulling up to the warehouse in Miami-Dade County last month.

    Authorities said what was not caught on camera was the thieves cutting a hole in the wall and passing more than 4,500 bottles of vodka through it to a waiting van and truck.

    "We call it golden vodka for a reason; it's an amber color, golden color. This whole area of the bottle here is pure 24-karat gold," said company owner Mark Owens. "It's aged in cognac barrels for three years, oak cognac barrels. It's made in Ukraine."

    Owens said the stolen vodka adds up to about 15 percent of his total U.S. supply and cannot be replaced until next year.

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