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(BOSTON) — A man and a woman caught on surveillance video are suspected of swiping $10,000 worth of fine wines from a grocery store in Massachusetts.

Some of the bottles stolen from a Wegman’s supermarket in the wealthy Boston suburb of Chestnut Hill were priced at more than $1,000 each, police said.

The thefts are believed to have occurred over at least two days. It’s not clear how many bottles were taken, but the total cost of the theft was put at $10,000, police said.

Two of the stolen bottles taken on June 12 and June 13 were 2006 Mouton Rothschild, called “one of the world’s greatest wines” by Wine.com, according to ABC News affiliate WCVB.

Jo Natale, a spokeswoman for Wegman’s, told ABC News the company sells fine wine in the $1,000 range in all its wine and spirits shops.

“We do sell wines in that range, though the bulk of our business is in lower-priced wines,” she said.

Only 15 of its 84 grocery stores sell wine, Natale said, due to local and state laws.

Natale said the chain has sold pricier fine wines since it first opened its wine-selling grocery stores about 10 years ago.

Wegman’s is based in Rochester, New York, and has markets in six states.

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