Thieves steal 21 tons of mustard and ketchup
Monday, July 18, 2011
STOCKERAU, Austria (AP) -- Austrian police say thieves have made off with an unusual heist -- 21 tons of mustard and ketchup.
The loot was in a semitrailer parked in a lot over the weekend northwest of Vienna. Police say the truck driver showed up Monday to deliver his cargo only to see the trailer missing.
Police assume the thieves were more interested in the trailer than its contents.
Authorities had no price tag for the stolen condiments but said the trailer was worth about 15,000 euros -- more than $22,000.