Germany: Thieves swipe 5 tons of chocolate spread

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Associated Press

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 3:33 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 8 at 3:36 AM

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

Police said Monday 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.

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