World of the Bizarre
Thieves in Germany steal 20 tons of chocolate
By T.K. Randall
August 18, 2017 · 16 comments
Kinder Eggs were among the stolen chocolate treats. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Derek Key
The unusual heist saw a trailer loaded with confectionery being driven away in the town of Neustadt.
Among the stacks of cocoa-based produce illegally procured during the incident were hundreds of jars of chocolate-hazelnut spread Nutella and several crates of Kinder Surprise eggs.
Combined, the stolen goods were worth a total of around 50,000 euros.
Exactly how or why the thieves targeted this particular cargo remains unclear, however police investigators believe they must have used a separate truck to tow the trailer away.
What exactly they intend to do with all that chocolate also remains something of a mystery.
"Anyone offered large quantities (of chocolate) via unconventional channels should report it to the police immediately," said a spokesman.
The theft follows that of a truck full of fruit juice that was also stolen in Germany over the weekend.
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