MEATPACKING DISTRICT — A thief with a discerning palate uncorked a plot to steal over $5,000 in champagne from the tony VIP Room lounge, police said.
Dressed as a sommelier with a white shirt and tie, the man wheeled a suitcase into the club at 409 W. 13th Street on Oct. 8 about 7:40 a.m., according to an official report.
He allegedly loaded up with 13 bottles of bubbly and rolled away, police said.
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