Most thieves steal money, jewels, or cars, but a knife-wielding thug in Adelaide, Australia, is interested in a far less valuable commodity: Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Since the city's first Krispy Kreme opened on July 4, there's been a line out the door from Australians ready to trade their Vegemite for glazed doughnuts.
But what was a sweet event for pastry lovers was tinged with a sour note July 16 when two teenagers were robbed of six boxes of doughnuts.
The teen victims told police they were getting in their car when a man approached them and threatened them with a knife.
He then demanded the pair stay in the car while he grabbed the glazed goodies from the back seat and high-tailed it out of there, Adelaide Now reports.
The doughnut thief was described as a Caucasian aged 16 to 20, about 5-feet, 4 inches, wearing a black hooded jumper and black track pants, according to the Australian.
One of the victims, a 17-year-old boy who asked not to be identified, is still surprised by the theft.
“It’s pretty bad, like you think he’d like take the money or something, but he took the doughnuts,” he told Yahoo! Australia.
Store manager Mark Higginbottom believes the robbery was an isolated incident, but is beefing up security just in case.
Although he has promised to replace the stolen doughnuts, the boys say they are too frightened to revisit the store.