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I guess this gives new meaning to "hot chocolate"

5:59PM EST November 23. 2012 - In a real-life caper that could have starred Willy Wonka, Austrian police are seeking a thief who stole 18 tons of chocolate bars and melted into thin air.

Earlier this week, a truck driver loaded 33 pallets of milk chocolate at a factory in Bludenz for a delivery in the Czech Republic, Austrian public broadcaster ORFreports, according to the Associated Press. But the license plates and paperwork for the truck and driver were forged, was discovered when the real truck showed up later, the Austrian Independent says.

The paper says the truck was chartered from Chechnya.

"The fraudsters were very sophisticated," police said.

The news reports do not identify the producer, but Suchard, famous for its Milka brand, has a factory (and shop) in Bludenz.. Kraft Foods now owns the formerly Swiss

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