Rosedale Hennessy Heist Leads to Baltimore: Police

More than 2,000 cases of cognac were stolen, according to police.

The truck and trailer stolen from Rosedale were recovered in Baltimore City. (Credit: Baltimore County Police Department)
The truck and trailer stolen from Rosedale were recovered in Baltimore City. (Credit: Baltimore County Police Department)

The truck and trailer used to take more than $500,000 worth of cognac from a Rosedale distribution center have been found, but the liquor was gone, according to the Baltimore County Police Department, which is asking the public for help in the investigation.

A white 2001 Freightliner truck with "Hale Trucking" on the cab door and a yellow trailer with "MSC" on either side were recovered Tuesday on Mulberry Street at Monroe Street in Baltimore City, police said.

They were stolen from ServeU in the 7000 block of Quad Avenue in Rosedale at 4:58 a.m. on March 16, when multiple people entered a fenced-in parking area, got into the truck and hooked it up to a cargo container on a trailer, police said.

There were 2,142 cases of Hennessy cognac inside the cargo container, according to police.

The suspects cut a lock on the gate and left with the stolen goods, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident may contact the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020.

Tips may also be submitted to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP; via text to 274637 with "MCS" plus the message; or online. Tips may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

Steven Spiegel March 29, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Dennis I don't doubt the competence of Baltimore County police. My nephew is a Police officer in Birmingham Alabama. He is ranked 3rd in the whole Country for catching people on the HWY with hidden Money and Drugs in here vehicle. He teaches classes all over the United States and is widely known all over the country. We are so proud of him . I was simply implying that they should first look were the truck was parked and who was on Duty at that time . I am sure that there has to be a video surveillance camera somewhere that caught there images . I drove a truck for 3 years OTR and they had people who were at the gate and security all over at most places we stopped. I hope that they find them that is the kind of crap that raises insurance rates . keep up the good work BCPD.
Dennis Gilpin March 29, 2014 at 02:04 PM
Steven, You would think that there had to be some cameras in that warehouse. But, of course, the people who stole that trailer knew to take careful measures to hide their identity. This was a well planned event. They knew exactly the time to pull the trailer.
Mark Gross March 30, 2014 at 04:29 PM
Any company that is shipping more than $200,000 without using inexpensive RFID and/or GPS equipment hidden in the cargo is either dumb or in on it.
Steven Spiegel March 31, 2014 at 09:23 PM
Mark I drove over the road for a few years and I once got a load of Harley's from Wisconsin going to Texas anyway I had to sign a document saying that if I was 25 miles out of the range of my scheduled route that the FBI will be contacted and start tracking the vehicle. Plus the company that I drove for had a Quail com in the truck and could tell me were I was at within so many feet at any given time . I wonder why this company didn't have this . And this was 2007 when I last drove.
Dennis Gilpin March 31, 2014 at 11:14 PM
Steven, It probably did but like the plane " lost" over the Indian ocean if someone has an agenda and the ability to shut down any tracking device all this is useless. That kind of money will cause thieves to work overtime to eliminate any possibility of getting caught. That load can be sitting anywhere waiting to cool down and find a buyer.


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