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Liquor at Harvest Foods in Walla Walla is behind a counter, with the more expensive brands locked in cases.

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Police: Walla Walla liquor thefts running high

Police say booze theft reports have shot up in the past four months compared to the start of the year.

WALLA WALLA — Easy access to liquor on grocery store shelves continues to be an intoxicating temptation for shoplifters.

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Liquor theft rate rockets in Walla Walla

The law allowing hard liquor sales in stores has made it easier for shoplifters to score.

WALLA WALLA — Easier access to alcohol may have been part of the draw for voters who embraced Washington’s liquor privatization in 2012. But the open displays of whiskey, tequila, vodka and gin are also easier for sticky fingers to take hold.


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