Missouri authorities are looking for a man who stole thousands of dollars worth of wine

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A thief with very expensive taste has targeted wine stores in the St. Louis area. Missouri authorities are now on high alert as his crimes were caught on surveillance cameras. Dustin Endicott was busy stocking shelves at a wine merchant in Clayton, Missouri, Tuesday when he heard a customer walk in. “My colleague greeted him. He didn’t seem too weird, maybe a little quirky, but it’s not that unusual,” Endicott said. In surveillance video, Dustin Endicott says the man can be seen browsing the wine aisles. He zeroed in on two particular bottles—worth more than $200 each. He then knelt down, and that’s when Endicott suspects he began loading bottles of wine into a bag he hid in his coat. “Pulled out my bag, put it down here and grabbed some wine off the racks,” Endicott described. The thief then leaves the frame and heads for the front door. Then Endicott says he noticed.’ The way he came out, his demeanor and the way he was acting, it was pretty clear to me that something was going on,” Endicott said. Endicott says he followed the man outside, where he saw him get into his car in a nearby alley. “I had the idea to stand in the middle of the lane so he couldn’t pass me, but he didn’t intend to pass me, it looked like he was going to pass me, so I moved to the side and kicked my car as he passed.” Endicott explained. Wine Merchant Appraises A man stole over $1,000 worth of high-end wine. Down the street at a wine and cheese merchant, the owners believe the same man targeted them months ago. “A shopper or a thief came in and sort of took advantage of the situation, pretending to be a customer, filling our bags with some very, very expensive wine, probably at least two or three thousand dollars,” said Aaron Zwicker, a worker at a wine and cheese establishment down the street. .Their surveillance camera again captured a photo of the alleged thief who appears to be browsing the wine aisles before grabbing 12 bottles of wine and heading for the door.Watch the video above for more on the story.

A thief with very expensive taste has targeted wine stores in the St. Louis area.

Missouri authorities are on the hunt now that his crimes were caught on surveillance cameras.

Dustin Endicott was busy stacking shelves at a wine merchant in Clayton, Missouri, on Tuesday when he heard a customer enter.

“My colleague greeted him. He didn’t seem too weird, maybe a little quirky, but it’s not that unusual,” Endicott said.

In surveillance video, Dustin Endicott says the man can be seen browsing the wine aisles.

He zeroed in on two particular bottles — worth more than $200 each.

He then gets down on his knees, and then Endicott suspects that he has started loading bottles of wine into a bag he has hidden in his coat.

“Pulled out my bag, put it down here and grabbed some wine off the racks,” Endicott described.

The thief then leaves the frame and heads for the front door.

That’s when Endicott says he noticed.

“The way he came out, his demeanor and the way he acted, it was pretty clear to me that something was going on,” Endicott said.

Endicott says he followed the man outside, where he saw him get into his car in a nearby alley.

“I had the idea of ​​standing in the middle of the lane so he couldn’t get around me, but he didn’t intend to get around me, it looked like he was going to pass me, so I moved to the side and kicked him. car as he passed by, Endicott explained.

A wine merchant believes the man stole more than $1,000 worth of high-end wine.

Down the street at a wine and cheese merchant, the owners believe the same man targeted them months ago.

“A customer or a thief came in and kind of took advantage of the situation, pretending to be a customer, filling our bags with very, very expensive wine, probably at least two or three thousand dollars,” said Aaron Zwicker, a worker at the wine and cheese establishment on .

Their CCTV captured the alleged thief browsing the wine aisles again before grabbing 12 bottles of wine and heading for the door.

Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

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