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Tips pouring in on stolen wine

The owner of Blackwood Lane winery has offered a $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest of whoever stole an estimated $200,000 worth of wine from him last month. - submitted photo
The owner of Blackwood Lane winery has offered a $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest of whoever stole an estimated $200,000 worth of wine from him last month.
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Langley RCMP have received  a number of tips about what could well be the largest theft of wine in B.C. history.

Investigators are following up on information they have received on the possible whereabouts of 5,200 bottles of Blackwood Lane wine, valued at $200,000, that were stolen from the south Langley winery on July 19. Blackwood Lane is located in the 25100 block of 8 Avenue.

Owner Carlos Lee has offered a $25,000 reward for the arrest of the perpetrators. The crime, which involved stealing one tonne of his bottled wine from the secluded shop, has received plenty of attention through the media and in the industry.

“To take that much wine is shocking,” Lee told The Times last week. Both Lee and police agree that the heist would have been well planned and targeted.

Around the same time, someone stole 8,000 pounds of honey and half a million bees from a bee farm on the Aldergrove/Abbotsford border at 27600 block of 0 Avenue.

So far there are no suspects or arrests in that case.

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