The Cáceres Provincial Court sentenced two people to four years in prison for stealing 45 bottles of wine from the Atreu restaurant, in that Spanish city in the Extremadura region, on October 27, 2021. The judges concluded that the couple – Romanian-Dutch Constantin Dumitru, 49, and Mexican Priscilla Guevara, 28 – They had planned the robbery during at least three previous visits.
While the woman was distracting the clerk, the man stole the key to the cellar, from which he took 45 bottles of wine “which he kept in a backpack and two large suitcases,” suggesting the court’s ruling, Quoted from the Spanish daily “El País”..
So far, none of the bottles have been recovered and the couple will have to pay €753,454 in compensation – the value the wine was valued at. In the letter, the bottles were valued at a total of €1.6 million. The restaurant, which is run by Chef Toño Pérez, has three Michelin stars.
Priscilla checked into the hotel where the restaurant is located with a fake Swiss passport and an empty backpack, after three visits to “plan work”, on June 1, 13 and August 12. On the night of October 27, Konstantin arrived for dinner and stayed with his wife “without registration.”
Once in the room, Priscilla made repeated requests for a salad to the clerk, who initially denied the request, but ended up accepting and leaving the front desk, which remained empty for 20 minutes.
During this period, the man stole the key, and he could not open the door, and the woman continued to distract the waiter by asking for sweets. Constantine ends up getting the correct key, unlocks the cellar, where he removes the bottles, and then heads back to the bedroom. They both left the hotel at dawn in a red Mercedes.
Nine months after they were on the run, in July last year the couple was caught while crossing the border between Albania and Croatia. The trial took place on Wednesday after three days of hearings, during which 16 witnesses and four experts were heard. Priscilla was sentenced to four years in prison, and Konstantin, who had previously registered, to four years and six months.
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