Germany: Thieves swipe 5 tons of chocolate spread

Posted at 2:18 PM, Apr 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-08 14:18:00-04

BERLIN (AP) — These thieves might really have sticky fingers.

Police say an unknown number of culprits made off with 5 metric tons (5.5 tons) of Nutella chocolate-hazelnut spread from a parked trailer in the central German town of Bad Hersfeld over the weekend.

The gooey loot is worth an estimated 16,000 euros ($20,710).

Germans news agency dpa reported that thieves have previously stolen a load of energy drinks from the same location.