Brazen thieves use HGV trailer to steal six-figure sum of booze from Paisley whisky yard

POLICE are hunting whisky thieves after hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of booze was nicked in Paisley. The brazen robbers lifted a container full of Scotch from a secure Chivas Brothers yard around 2am on Thursday.

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A six figure sum of whisky has been stolen from a Chivas Brothers yardCredit: Alamy

Police say “a significant amount” of whisky was stolen in the early morning raid on Abercorn Street. The white-coloured cab was pulling a blue trailer and was last seen driving down Renfrew Road towards the M8.

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Police have released pics of the thieves making off with the red container of boozeBrazen thieves use HGV trailer to steal six-figure sum of booze from Paisley whisky yard

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It was last seen heading down Renfrew Road towards the M8

The trailer is marked AD168 on the rear and was carrying a red container full of whisky, which is about 20ft in length.

Detectives believe it was a “targeted” theft and the the thieves plan to sell on the booze illegally.


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Cops have released traffic camera snaps of the truck in a bid to trace those behind the raid. Police are appealing for anyone in the area at the time or with any information to get in touch.

Brazen thieves use HGV trailer to steal six-figure sum of booze from Paisley whisky yard

Detective Inspector David Wagstaff of Greenock CID said: “This was clearly a targeted and co-ordinated theft that has been carried out with the plan to sell the alcohol on illegally. “I would ask anyone who was in the area between 1.20am and 2.20am on Thursday and saw the vehicle, or anything suspicious, to contact us.


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Those with any information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3502 of 17 October 2019, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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