A vodka warehouse in Warrington has been emptied by armed robbers who loaded the bottles into five stolen lorries and drove off.
Four men carrying knives attacked a security guard at an industrial estate on Clayton Road, Birchwood, between 0100 and 0400 BST on Saturday.
The supermarket and branded vodka was driven away in stolen curtain-sided heavy goods vehicles.
Cheshire police believe the raid was planned over previous weeks.
Officers have appealed for information about anyone acting suspiciously in the Melbury Park area of Birchwood.