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Police hunt 'cookie monster' who sent ransom note

Reported by Emily O'Keefe, ninemsn
Friday, February 1, 2013
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Police in Germany are hunting a so-called "cookie monster" who stole a golden biscuit from the country's most famous biscuit maker.

The gilded bronze sculpture was stolen from the Bahlsen biscuit company's Hanover office earlier this month and an unusual ransom note has since been sent to a German newspaper.

The note, sent to the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, stipulates that the golden cookie will not be returned until Bahlsen cookies are delivered to every room at a local children's hospital.

The note specifies that the biscuits should be the Leibniz whole milk variety.

Included in the ransom note was a photo of a person dressed in a Sesame Street cookie monster costume and munching on what appears to be the golden cookie.

Bahslen have vehemently denied that the bizarre theft is part of a marketing campaign and offered to pay $1,500 for information the helps solve the mystery of the stolen cookie.

The biscuit maker has also promised to donate 52,000 packs of Leibniz biscuits to 52 social institutions if the cookie is returned.

01/10/2014 01:51Sydney, Australia. 1 October,2014
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