ICYMI: Crafty thieves made off with €70,000 worth of chocolate spread


"At this point we don't know what their motive was," so said police spokesperson, Martin Ahlick, when referring to the theft of a vehicle carrying 22 tonnes of Nutella, and a variety of Kinder products.

Forgive us for being glib, but dare we say it might have been the contents of the truck that motivated the opportunistic thieves in the German town of Neustadt in Hesse in recent weeks.

Well, that's what our motivation would have been, anyway. (Sorry, not sorry.)

According to reports, police in Neustadt, which is 120km northeast of Frankfurt, are currently investigating the robbery which resulted in the loss of €70,000 worth of sweet, sweet chocolate. Oh, and the truck, of course.

Addressing the potential motive, Ahlick admitted the force are not yet certain, saying: "It's not even clear if they were after the sweets or the trailer."

Urging the public to be vigilant in the wake of the confectionary heist, he added: "Anyone offered large quantities of chocolate via unconventional channels should report it to the police immediately."

You heard the man, ladies.