Liquor theft becoming commonplace in WA

Now that liquor in Washington has left the relatively secure environment of small network of state stores to become part of the standard merchandise in virtually every grocery, drug and discount store in the state, it does not seem surprising that stories of liquor theft have become commonplace.

Police agencies and some merchants say high-value bottles of booze have become the new targets of organized gangs of thieves and petty criminals alike who have found new money-making opportunities in liquor resales.

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