An unknown thief broke into a house on the outskirts of Zlín. “Alcohol was stored in fifteen differently sized demijohns in an unoccupied locked family house,” police spokeswoman Monika Kozumplíková said on Tuesday.
The fruit brandy was last seen by its owner on June 20, and the theft came a week later. “The demijohns, which the owner gradually stored in the family house for about fifteen years, could be stolen by the thief in the course of one or several nights,” the spokeswoman said.
According to investigators, demijohns of various sizes with a capacity of 15, 20 and 25 liters disappeared from the house. In total, it was 150 liters of apricot drink, 100 liters of plum brandy and 50 liters of apple alcohol, for a total of 115,000 crowns.
“The police searched the crime scene, took all traces, heard witnesses and searched for the perpetrator of the theft,” Kozumplíková added, adding that the perpetrators could face up to five years in prison.