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Sweet Escape: Stolen Truck Full of Chocolate Is on the Lam in Germany

Thieves must have brought in a truck to haul away the sweet spoils worth upwards of $59,000, police said

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A semi-trailer full of chocolate has been stolen in a small central German town, say police who are calling on witnesses who may have seen the sweet-toothed thieves.

The cooled truck trailer contained 20 metric tons (22 tons) of chocolate including Kinder Surprise eggs, Nutella hazelnut-chocolate cream and Valparaiso chocolate fruit pearls, police spokesman Martin Ahlich said Tuesday.

The trailer was stolen in the Hesse town of Neustadt at the weekend and that the thieves must have brought in a truck to haul away the sweet spoils, Ahlich said.

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"It's not even clear if they were after the sweets or after the trailer — at this point we don't know what their motive was," he said.

The chocolate swag is worth 50,000-70,000 euros ($59,000-82,000).

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