Two individuals have been jailed in Spain for stealing 45 bottles of wine price 1.6 million euros ($2.5 million) from a Michelin-starred restaurant after a 14-course dinner and tour of the cellar. 

The girl was sentenced to 4 years in jail on Monday and her Romanian-Dutch confederate was handed a four-and-a-half-year sentence after being discovered responsible of aggravated theft.

They have been additionally ordered to pay damages to insurers price greater than 750,000 euros, the court docket mentioned in an announcement.

It gave their names solely as Tatiana and Estanislao.

In line with the court docket, the 29-year-old Mexican lady checked in to Restaurante Atrio within the metropolis of Cáceres in October 2021,  utilizing a faux Swiss passport and carrying solely a backpack.

A lodge worker who lifted the bag observed it weighed little or no.

A black and white grainy image of a man and woman carrying a bag.
CCTV footage reveals the person and lady strolling from the restaurant carrying three luggage of stolen wine bottles.(Spanish Police by way of Reuters)

The girl was later joined by her 47-year-old male confederate.

They’d a 14-course dinner on the lodge’s restaurant and have been then taken on a tour of the wine cellar.

Shortly after 2am, the lady ordered a salad to her room, distracting the only real evening employees member so her confederate may take an digital key from reception.

He failed to realize entry to the cellar as he had taken the improper key,  so the lady tried one other diversion by asking for a dessert.

The person managed to retrieve a grasp key and sneak into the cellar, the place he stuffed 45 bottles — together with a novel Nineteenth-century classic price 350,000 euros — into the backpack and two luggage with towels to stop the glass from clinking.

The couple left the lodge earlier than daybreak and fled Spain. 

After a nine-month hunt throughout Europe, they have been detained by border guards whereas crossing from Montenegro into Croatia.


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