Stealing 20 tons of Beer
Here an interesting twist, instead of robbing a train a young man from Omsk decided to steal 20 tons of beer valued at over a million rubles. Being a creative individual he cooked up a plot using a transport truck. Allegedly, he found someone else’s passport on the street and glued his own photo on it. He also ordered online company letterhead to create invoices to be used during pick up. Next, he found a customer using the Internet, he luckily found someone who regularly ordered from the local brewery.
Using Fake Identification
After going through all of this the young man went to the local beer distributor, presented the fake identification and received the alcohol cargo. The beer itself was supposed to be delivered to Abakan, Russia. He then with 20 tons of beer on hand drove away to remote destination and in parking lot in Amur village were he sold the beer for 250,000 rubles ($5,000). Authorities in Abakan were notified when the shipment failed to show up.
Tracking Down a Missing Beer Truck
Once the statement was made about the missing alcohol, CID staff began it’s search for the missing truck. Using the surveillance cameras at the pick up point and highway cameras the police found the whereabouts of the stolen booty. But it took a bit longer to find the culprit since he carefully concealed his crime. He destroyed all the false documents he created, plus could not be found at the place used as his residence (his place of registration).
Don’t steal another man’s Beer
But like all thieves he was eventually caught and detained on the suspicion of stealing the party beer. A criminal case was filed under “Fraud”, now this cunning adventurer is going to be spending a minimum of two years in prison for his deviously devised little crime. Amusing as it is, it just goes to show it not wise to steal another man’s alcohol.