Is Copenhagen being targeted by specialist wine thieves?

Is Copenhagen being targeted by specialist wine thieves?
Formel B's cellar wall after thieves stole a large quantity of vintage wine.. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
A second upmarket restaurant in Copenhagen has had its wine stores plundered by burglars.

Restaurant Sushi Anaba, which is located in the Nordhavn area of the Danish capital, confirmed on Wednesday that it had a large quantity of champagne and wine stolen from its premises, Poltiken and Berlingske report.

That follows the theft last weekend of dozens of bottles of vintage wine worth some 1.5 million kroner from Michelin-starred restaurant Formel B.

Sushi Anaba’s owner Mads Battefeld told Ritzau the wines stolen from his restaurant were worth around 60,000 kroner.

In an Instagram post, he suggested they had been taken by “someone who unfortunately knows about wine and knew what to take”.

No information has been provided about how the second break-in was carried out.

But Formel B’s wine stock was burgled after a hole was made in the wall of the restaurant’s cellar via an adjacent wine shop from which the culprits did not steal anything.

“The thieves specifically went after our rare wines with very high market value,” Formel B’s owners subsequently wrote in a Facebook post.

No link between the two burglaries has been confirmed. Copenhagen Police told Berlingske that though there are currently no signs of a connection, investigation is ongoing as to a potential link.

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