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Two People Stole Whiskey From Drink.Well

They allegedly broke into the North Loop bar

Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Two people allegedly broke into Drink.Well early on Thursday morning when they stole several bottles of whiskey, according to a tweet by the North Loop bar. It appears that they entered the building by smashing the side window, according to a Facebook post.

Owner Jessica Sanders told Eater that the incident occurred sometime around 4:40 to 4:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 16. She also shared that she filed a police report. She couldn’t disclose which specific whiskey brands were stolen because of the ongoing investigation.

The bar shared stills of security video footage of one of the two alleged suspects on Twitter and Facebook. According to Sanders, one suspect, who doesn't appear in the posted photos, appears to be a white male in his teens or early 20s, with dark curly hair, she described. The one that is pictured in the photos appears to have shoulder-length hair. The bar is looking for any additional information that can aid the investigation.

Drink.Well still reopened the next day anyway, despite the broken window, as noted on Facebook. Sanders shared that the window repairs will cost the bar almost $1,000.

“It is incredibly disappointing to have to deal with the stress, inconvenience, and financial burden that something stupid like this places on a small business like mine,” Sanders told Eater. “It’s a blessing that nothing of major value was stolen.”

Sanders is now the sole owner of Drink.Well, after her husband, Michael, left the business following sexual assault allegations over the summer.


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