Houston Men Steal $4,200 Bottle Of Liquor Turns Out To Be A Cheap Lure

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Authorities in Houston, Texas are looking for three men caught on camera robbing a liquor store and making off with a bottle of cheap liquor they believed to be real.

The incident occurred on the afternoon of May 23 when the Houston Police Department said three unidentified black men entered a liquor store and crowded around a display case. alcohol locked, KRIV-TV reported.

The men then allegedly asked about a $4,200 bottle that was in the crate and a store employee came and unlocked the crate.

One of the men then grabbed the bottle while another of the men grabbed another can of the same alcohol.

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(Houston Police Department)

The store says the box, which the man dropped before leaving, was empty and the bottle that was taken was a decoy bottle worth well under $4,200.

The three men are still at large.

(Houston Police Department)

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Authorities said one of the suspects was wearing a white sweater, black shorts, a white cap and white shoes. The second suspect was wearing a black Nike sweater, dark shorts and blue shoes.

The third suspect had a visible goatee and was wearing a black jacket with blue jeans.

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Houston, Texas, USA downtown skyline on Root Square.

Houston, Texas, USA downtown skyline on Root Square.
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A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered by Houston Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest.

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Lee J. Murillo