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Swedish thieves literally steal an aircraft load of candy

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Swedish thieves literally steal an aircraft load of candy
Pick'n'mix sweets. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum/NTB scanpix/TT
16:38 CEST+02:00
Anyone seen a gang of criminals with tummy aches and holes in their teeth?

Almost two tonnes' worth of sweets and 25 pallets of various soft drinks – at an estimated value of 60,000 kronor ($7000) – were taken when thieves raided a store in Sweden on Tuesday afternoon.

The sweet-toothed criminals left behind only two broken boxes of candy at the iconic 'Godisflyget' ('Candy Flight') shop, which is built like an aircraft. It is located right next to the E4 motorway through Skånes Fagerhult in southern Sweden, enabling the suspects to make a quick getaway.

"They were hit by a very strong craving for candy," joked police spokesperson Eva-Lotta Hermansson Truedsson, speaking to regional newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad.

"No, but of course it's very easy to sell it elsewhere because we're talking about goods that are not labelled," she added. "The thieves knew what they did, and they know what they're going to do."

Here's a picture of what the aircraft doubling as a candy store looks like:

It is not the first incident of its kind in Sweden.

Last year a business owner in the south warned that an organized gang of candy thieves could be operating in the area after chocolate bars worth thousands of kronor were taken from his store.

And in May police investigating a very sticky chewing gum heist said that there is a market for stolen sweets in other parts of Europe.

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