Thieves Drill Through Catacombs to Steal Hundreds of Bottles of Wine

Police in France say they’re still trying to figure out who drilled through the bones of the Paris catacombs in order to pull off a massive wine heist.

The catacombs are located 65 feet below the city, police note, adding that the bones are made up of about 6 million people.

The tunnel was drilled into the cellar of an apartment—and the thieves made off with more than 300 bottles of wine. Each bottle was valued between $595 and $1200, police said, adding that the total estimated loss is valued at more than $300,000.

The bottle’s names have not been released, and at this point, the thieves are still at large. The Telegraph quoted an officer, who said “One can assume that they had made reconnaissance missions and that the criminals didn’t drill through this wall by chance.”

With any luck, the drilling will have stirred some ghosts, so if the police don’t get the crooks, hopefully the spooks will give these bad guys something to wine about!

Original article: Thieves drill through Paris catacombs, steal $300k of wine

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