Treasure Island liquor business burglarized of $70,000 worth of cognac 

A Treasure Island liquor business was burglarized of $70,000 worth of cognac some time during the past six months, according to sources close to the investigation.

Yerba Buena Beverage, a company that distills and distributes liquor, reported the theft to police Tuesday after they saw that nine of the 84 cases reported stolen mysteriously appeared outside the fence of their storage area, an employee to wished to remain anonymous told The San Francisco Examiner.

The company had conducted inventory in mid-November, the employee said, and noticed a discrepancy. Due to the large amount of product the company deals with, it was not certain the cognac was stolen until another inventory was completed last week after six months of searching and comparing sales slips.

What finally convinced the business the booze was stolen was that on Tuesday, after returning from a long weekend, workers noticed a hole cut in their storage area fence with nine cases of the reportedly stolen cognac stacked up next to it.

A source at the company said the hole was not in the fence Friday.

There are surveillance cameras in the area, but according to the employee, they don't show anything suspicious.

Police said they are waiting to receive the footage for their investigation, Officer Grace Gatpandan said.

The cases were reportedly stacked on two palettes and it is believed the thief knew how to drive a forklift.

There are no known suspects, Gatpandan said.

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