Police searching for man who stole $5,800 bottle of wine - WFSB 3 Connecticut

The subject in the video is a person of interest in a larceny investigation. If you recognize him or believe you can identify him, please call the Groton Town Police at 860-441-6712 Ref. case 15-2921-OF

Posted by Town of Groton Police Department on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Police searching for man who stole $5,800 bottle of wine

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Police said they are searching for this man accused of stealing wine. (Groton Police Department Facebook) Police said they are searching for this man accused of stealing wine. (Groton Police Department Facebook)
GROTON, CT (WFSB/AP) -

Police say they are searching for an alleged wine thief who was seen on surveillance video entering a storage area with dozens of bottles and no one around.

The Groton Police Department posted the video on its Facebook page Wednesday, asking for help identifying a man captured in a surveillance camera.

Police said the man was identified as 25-year-old Scott Deluca, who allegedly stole a valuable bottle of wine from the Octagon Restaurant, located within the Mystic Marriott.

Police say restaurant staff discovered a $5,800 bottle of 1990 Chateau Petrus was missing Monday afternoon, shortly after the man was seen leaving the area where the bottle was kept. Each bottle has its own serial number.

"It's worth that much money because somebody's looking to buy that as a prestige item in their cellar and they will pay any amount of money to get it," said wine expert Ken Turcotte.

According to Wine.com, a bottle of Chateau Petrus 1990 costs over $4,000.

Police said Deluca is accused of stealing from Gillette Ridge Wines in Bloomfield back in August, and is a suspect in similar thefts in Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey.

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