In Washington State, police demanding more data & info on liquor theft.

SEATTLE — Liquor privatization has made it easier for customers to buy alcohol in Washington, but it’s also made it easier for thieves to steal booze.

Liquor theft has plagued retailers since the new law went into effect in June, and now the state’s top cops are asking store owners to keep better tabs on exactly how much booze is being stolen.

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs recently sent a letter to the Liquor Control Board asking for more information about liquor theft. The association says with more accurate information they can do more to help stem the problem.

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