Thieves Steal 22 Tons of Nutella

Cops warn against buying chocolate through 'unconventional channels'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2017 12:27 PM CDT
Thieves Steal 22 Tons of Nutella
Beware illicitly gained Nutella.   (Getty Images/FotografiaBasica)

Look, we crave chocolate as much as the next news site, but this is ridiculous. The Telegraph reports thieves in Germany made off with more than 22 tons of Nutella over the weekend. The Nutella—along with Kinder Surprise eggs and other sweet treats—was in a refrigerated trailer that was towed away by the thieves in the town of Neustadt. The entire haul is said to be worth somewhere between $58,000 and $82,000, and Neustadt police have a warning for sugar-loving residents: "Anyone offered large quantities of chocolate via unconventional channels should report it to the police immediately." NPR has more stories of thieves stealing improbably large amounts of food, including the pilfering of 9 tons of garlic and the exploits of a bread-redistributing, underwear-clad Robin Hood. (More weird crimes stories.)

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