In what has been described as a “Hollywood-like” heist, dozens of bottles of rare wine worth over 1.5 million Danish kroner (approximately $200,000) were stolen from the cellar of a Copenhagen restaurant over the weekend.
Just one week after Formel B officially retained its coveted Michelin star, the restaurant’s owners were greeted with an enormous hole in the wall of their wine cellar, and upwards of 60 bottles missing.
As reported in The Local, although the burglars broke into the restaurant’s prized collection through an adjoining wine shop, nothing was stolen from the shop itself.
Rather, the oenophile thieves specifically targeted the “rare wines with very high market value” held by Formel B, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page. The haul included Formel B’s supply of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, considered among the world’s most prized and expensive wines.
“This is a close to irreplaceable collection of wines we have spent many years building, that has disappeared in a single night,” owners Rune Jochumsen and Kristian Arpe-Møller wrote in their post.
Copenhagen police have opened an official investigation into the heist, but so far, no arrests have been made.