Saturday, 20. December 2014 - 14:12
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Crooks who stole two tons of coffee had not reckoned with the enormous interest the theft raised in the home of coffee house culture – Vienna.
The city claims to have more cafes per head of population than anywhere else in the world and when local police revealed two tons of coffee had been stolen – the news was quickly spread around the country. From there it went to the rest of the world appearing in newspapers from London to New York.
The crooks made off not only with two tons of coffee but with five coffee machines too.
Police believe that when the pair realised they were on the local news, they abandoned the van together with the coffee and waited for the media hype to calm down.
But the van was spotted by one alert reader who quickly compared the image with the local newspaper report on his smart phone – and called the police to state he believed to have found the stolen coffee beans.
Police were quickly on the scene – and confirmed that the entire stolen haul had been recovered.
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