The Great Beer Heist: A resident of Omsk stole 20 tons of beer


Omsk police detained an unidentified 22-year-old man, who is accused of stealing beer. The weight of the stolen beer was 20 tons (40,000 pounds) and valued over 1,068000 rubles ($20,700).

While working in a transportation industry, the young man came up with a criminal plot. Allegedly, he found someone else’s passport on the street and glued his own photo on it. Next, he found a customer on the Internet, who regularly orders from a local brewery. Then, he switched the license plate with a stolen one and printed out fake invoices.

The young man arrived to a local beer distributor, presented fake identification and received the alcohol cargo. With 20 tons of beer, the criminal drove away to remote parking lot in Amur village, where he sold the beer for 250,000 rubles ($5,000).

Interestingly enough, the man carefully tried to hide traces of his crime. He destroyed fake documents and didn’t go home. However, police was able to identify his truck in CCTV footage.

Now the criminal faces imprisonment for up to two years on the count of fraud.

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