Chocolate thieves steal 20 tons of Kinder eggs and Nutella in Germany

The confectionery hauk was worth around €70,000

Lydia Smith
Monday 14 August 2017 18:19
Thieves stole a trailer containing 70 tons of chocolate in Germany
Thieves stole a trailer containing 70 tons of chocolate in Germany

A trailer full of chocolate was stolen from the town of Neustadt in Germany.

The 20 ton cargo load, which included Kinder eggs, Nutella and other confectionary, was taken by thieves between Saturday evening and Sunday noon.

Police have said it was worth up to €70,000 (£63,000).

“Anyone offered large quantities of chocolate via unconventional channels should report it to the police immediately,” the force said in a statement.

Whether the theft was planned or an opportunistic crime is unknown.

Officers are investigating whether the chocolate theft is related to another theft of an empty trailer in the nearby city of Weimar.

Elsewhere, investigators in the town of Wittenburg are on the hunt for a missing trailer containing around 30 tons of fruit juice, which is believed to have been stolen on Saturday morning.

This isn’t the first time thieves have stolen large quantities of chocolate in Germany.

In 2013, five tons of Nutella worth around £14,000 was stolen from a lorry in the town of Niederaula.

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