Breaking: Attempted theft of Moët & Chandon Champagne

In the pre-dawn hours of November, 11th, the tranquil city of Reims, the heart of France's Champagne region, became the backdrop for a daring theft.

Two trailers containing high-end Moët & Chandon Champagne, valued at an astonishing $523,000, vanished into the night. However, unbeknownst to the thieves, these trailers, like most luxury cargoes, were equipped with trackers, enabling the French police to swiftly locate them as they journeyed along a local motorway.

The discovery triggered a high-speed chase, a dramatic scene reminiscent of an action movie. The pursuit saw the thieves, in a desperate bid to escape, leap from their 38-tonne vehicles in a bold manoeuvre. The stakes heightened as one driver attempted to push police cars off the road before abandoning his lorry and fleeing in a BMW car, which was apparently part of the heist plan.

The thieves attempted to steal Champagne worth more than hanf a million dillars, before disappearing into the night. (Photo: Erik Mclean,

In a remarkable display of bravery and quick thinking, a police officer managed to sprint after the driverless lorry, still moving at 10 kmh, and safely bring it to a halt.

Meanwhile, the second lorry was later found abandoned outside a DIY store, with its driver also having fled. Miraculously, the entire load of champagne was recovered, leaving the gang empty-handed.

This incident not only underscores the high value of fine champagne but also the ingenuity and resolve of French law enforcement in protecting these valuable assets. The pursuit and recovery of the stolen champagne reflect both the allure of these luxury goods and the lengths to which thieves will go to acquire them. The search for the gang continues, adding yet another layer of intrigue to this high-speed heist saga.

However, there is no need to steal the Champagne, as you can just order it through VinoVoss.

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Peter Douglas

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