Iranian Chocolate Thief Will Lose Hand Man convicted of robbery sentenced to amputation By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Oct 17, 2010 3:28 PM CDT 23 comments Comments An Iranian man will lose his hand after being convicted of stealing chocolate. (©Adfar Khan) (Newser) – An Iranian man convicted of robbing a candy store will have his hand cut off as punishment, reports the BBC, citing local media. Police found $900, gloves, and what the BBC describes as “a large amount of chocolate” in his car before arresting him. Typically, amputations are used as punishment for habitual thieves. This man was also sentenced to a year in prison.