A video has emerged on social media of a man stealing a crate of Tui beer from a bottleshop in Wellington's Wainuiomata.
In dramatic CCTV footage, a man can be seen jumping out of a blue Mazda Demio and quickly walking over to a tower of stacked crates of Tui beer.
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He grabs a crate while the car turns around and then dives in the back. The car drives away with the plastic wrapping from the crate tailing along behind them.
The Fitzroy Tavern and Bottle Store owner Hayden Wilby can then be seen shouting at the car while giving them the finger.
Wilby describes the video as a "bit of a laugh".
"We do have odd things happen, but no different from what other business owners have to deal with," he told Newshub.
"I have been here 10 years so have had my fair share of drama!"
The video has spread across Facebook, leading Wilby to the thieves.
The theft has left Wilby and his business out of pocket.
"We are just a small family-owned business and it's tough out there.
"I have to sell another eleven or so crates just to make up for that one that was stolen."
Wilby chose not to report the theft to police and instead went to have a "few stern words".
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Unfortunately, all of the Tuis had been consumed when he found the thieves only a few hours after the robbery.