The Not-So-Great Wine Heist of 2013

Inside a bumbling duo’s daring but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to lift $650,000 worth of vino from Esquin Wine Storage.

By Matthew Halverson February 1, 2014 Published in the February 2014 issue of Seattle Met

The Thanksgiving Day heist that swiped nearly $650,000 worth of privately owned wine from the lockers at SoDo’s Esquin Wine Storage appeared at first to be a carefully orchestrated job straight out of a movie. But within days police tracked down the alleged thieves, Samuel Harris and Luke Thesing, thanks in large part to the duo’s bumbling.

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