Booze Bandit: Thief Nicks 40,000 Pints Of Guinness!
With the Christmas party season getting into gear it's boom time for Guinness - but one crafty criminal decided to help himself to some of their festive spirit. The sneaky thief drove a truck into the Guinness Brewery on Dublin's Victoria Quay on Wednesday and made off with a trailer full of booze.
Local police say the villain drove away with 180 kegs of Guinness, 180 kegs of Budweiser and 90 kegs of Carlsberg worth an estimated £45,000. The 450 kegs contain around 40,000 pints.
Grainne Mackin, spokeswoman for Guinness's owners Diageo Ireland, said it is the first time such a robbery has taken place on the company's premises. "We've never had such a breach of security prior as this and we're taking it extremely seriously," she said, adding, "What could they possibly want with all that beer?"