Thieves make off with 1814kg of coffee

Last updated 10:25 11/04/2012

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In a heist that could fill the mother of all bottomless cups, thieves in Austria have made off with 1814 kilograms of coffee.

Police say the culprits broke into a wholesaler and coffee-roaster's warehouse east of Vienna, loaded a stolen van with the goods and then drove off.

A police statement issued early today (NZ time) put the value of the vehicle and its contents at more than €55,000 — NZ$88,200.

The thieves also took two coffee machines with them

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- AP

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