October 27, 2015
Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly stole several thousand dollars worth of rare wine from businesses across the Northeast.
According to NJ.com, the suspect, Scott M. Deluca, 25, of Wynantskill, New York, is wanted in connection with a string of pricey rare wine thefts from businesses throughout New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Law enforcement officials are seeking the public's help in locating him.
Authorities told NJ.com that the vehicle he is thought to be driving is a dark-colored 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a black-rimmed spare tire on the front passenger side and New York vanity license plates the from Adirondack Region bearing the letters "SPA ND."
NJ.com reports Deluca's current charges include third-degree shoplifting by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office in New Jersey for an alleged Sept. 9 theft of two bottles of wine valued at $1,858 from a store in Bernardsville, Somerset County.
NBC Connecticut adds investigators said they believe Deluca stole a $4,800 bottle of 1990 Chateau Petrus from the Mystic Marriott's Octagon Restaurant just last week.
JUST IN: Mugshot of Scott Deluca, suspected wine bandit. CT Police still searching for him tonight. pic.twitter.com/Dm03J4KSOj— Spencer Allan Brooks (@SpencerSays) October 23, 2015
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bernardsville Police Department's Detective Bureau at (908) 766-0037, ext. 139.
Read the full report at NJ.com.