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Police are hunting for woman who stole a Krispy Kreme van filled with 10,000 doughnuts

Police are hunting for woman who stole a Krispy Kreme van filled with 10,000 doughnuts

The doughnuts were a mix of classics and Christmas-themed treats.

Police in Australia are hunting for the person who stole a Krispy Kreme van that was loaded with 10,000 doughnuts.

There are plenty of vehicles that someone might want to nick, but one that is filled to the brim with delicious desserts sounds high on the list.

The van was reportedly on its way to Newcastle in New South Wales to drop off the doughnuts.

However, it was stolen from a Carlingford service station about 3.30am on Wednesday (November 29).

Supply chain head Lenny Reddy said in a statement: "Our Krispy Kreme team is working to replace the 10,000 stolen doughnuts, which are handmade fresh each day, at their intended destinations.

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“We apologise for any inconvenience, and we are thankful for NSW Police’s swift response.

"We currently offer a 50 per cent discount on all Krispy Kreme purchases in-store to all emergency personnel, including police, who are in uniform.”

She added: “We are happy to advise that customers who were intending to purchase or who had orders placed at Krispy Kreme Charlestown will be able to get their doughnuts, as stock has already been replaced.

“Customers intending on purchasing Krispy Kreme doughnuts today are encouraged to visit the Krispy Kreme Charlestown store, where our friendly staff will ensure all orders are fulfilled.”

The company says the doughnuts that were on board the van were a mix of the classics as well as a bunch of Christmas-themed treats just in time for the festive season.

Police say they believe a woman was behind the sweet theft.

Authorities have issued a statement, which said: "Police were told a woman entered the unoccupied vehicle before driving off.

"Officers attached to The Hills Police Area Command have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

"The woman is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, in her early 30s, with long black or brown hair.

"She was wearing dark clothing and carrying a white handbag.

"The van is a white LDV van with NSW registration DG94MY.

"Anyone with CCTV or information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000."

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