Police Investigating Christmas Liquor Burglary At Govans Bistro

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Juniet Ozturk, who owns Bosphorus Mediterranean Bistro allowed cameras into the storage-room, where two burglars who are accused of swiping dozens of top-brand liquor bottles from the shelves.

“It was like full. Top-shelf is all gone. We now have the cheap stuff,” said Ozturk.

The surveillance video shows the suspects, who Baltimore City Police say broke in to the restaurant on York Road, early Sunday morning.

“It’s Christmas Day. Two individuals broke into a store. And then after they took property they came back again and broke back into the store and took more property. These are two suspects that we want off the streets,” said Jeremy Silbert of the Baltimore City Police.

The restaurant owner told WJZ the suspect first bashed a hole into a wooden shed. Then he crawled his way inside. He jumped down. Dislodged a metal grate. Bashed in the women’s bathroom window and then went in.

The accomplice took the same route and then the suspects got away through the back door.

“He took all champagnes. He got all Ciroc bottles. He got all patron bottles. He got all Hennessy bottles,” said Ozturk.

That’s a re-sale value of several thousand dollars down the drain. The bar was just stocked for their New Year’s Eve celebration.

What’s worse, Ozturk says there was a connection problem with his security alarm. And one of the suspects, was caught breaking-in here before. Something police are working to confirm.

“How is it possible they let him go? How is it possible, he’s still out?” he said.

The owner told WJZ  because there have been other break-ins here in the past, he’s no longer insured and will be responsible to cover the damage and losses.

Police asking for any information on the identity of the suspects, or there whereabouts to contact them at 410-367-3105.

A photo of the suspects was captured on a surveillance camera. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects is asked to call Northern District detectives at 410-367-3105.

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