MORE than 1,000 bottles of wine were stolen in a smash and grab raid in Shoreham.
Burglars forced their way into The Winehouse in Brighton Road and stole cases of alcohol between 12.15am and 1.15am on Tuesday.
An estimated 1,800 bottles of 2012 Chablis Cuvee Andre Dom Malandes, 2012 Fleurie Les Garants and Saint-Bris Chablis Les Malandes worth around £14,000 were taken.
PC Sally Howarth said: “A number of people must have been involved to have removed so many bottles of wine in such a short period of time and they would have needed a van or a lorry to take them away.
“The Winehouse is the sole distributor for the wines that were stolen to restaurants or off-licences. If you are offered some of the bottles by someone who isn’t from The Winehouse please contact us.
“We also need to speak to anyone who was in the Brighton Road area in the early hours of Tuesday morning and who may have seen or heard something suspicious or anyone who saw a vehicle parked outside The Winehouse at that time.”
Anyone with information should email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting serial 139 of 26/08, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.