High-End Wine Thefts: Possible Link Between Seattle, San Francisco Heists

Police are investigating a connection between a pair of high-profile wine thefts.

By Chris Roberts
|  Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013  |  Updated 3:04 PM PDT
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Possible Link Between Seattle, SF Wine Heists

Jodi Hernandez

A pair of big-time wine heists may be connected.

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A Thanksgiving heist of wine in Seattle may have had a San Francisco prologue.

Cops in Washington are working with police in the Bay Area to see if the theft of $648,000 in pricey wine is connected to a March wine-stealing incident, according to the Seattle Times.

Samuel Harris, 34, and Luke Thesing, 35, were charged with the big-time theft from Seattle's Esquin Wine Merchants on Nov. 28 -- but a shipping label has connected the pair to a wine merchant who says that he bought $100,000 of rare wine from the pair.

That rare wine might have originated at Fien Wines International in San Francisco, where $100,000 of wine went missing in March, according to police.

The fine wine stolen on Thanksgiving is still at large, despite the apprehension of the suspects.

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