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Who stole our cookies and sponge cakes? Swedish police hunt fika thieves

Not the fika stolen in the break-in. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Published: 21.May.2019 08:29 hrs

We know Swedes love their fika breaks, but a group of sweet-toothed thieves took it to the extreme when they stole thousands of homemade chocolate biscuits and sponge cakes from a small village hall.

Some thousands of what you may want to call either cookies or biscuits depending on whether you prefer American or British English (scroll down for the Swedish translation) and cake crusts were taken in the break-in at the local history society's community hall in Salvedal outside Åtvidaberg in eastern Sweden.

"Chocolate biscuits, sponge cake and cheesecakes. Everything is homemade. And the cake crusts were slightly nicer, with walnuts in them," Christina Ottosson, chairperson of the local history society, told regional newspaper Corren.

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