Five tonnes of Nutella, a chocolate hazelnut spread manufactured in Italy, were stolen over the weekend from a trailer in a German town. (Paul Morigi /AP Images for Nutella)

These thieves might really have sticky fingers.

Police said Monday that an unknown number of culprits made off with five tonnes of Nutella chocolate-hazelnut spread from a parked trailer in the central German town of Bad Hersfeld over the weekend.

The gooey loot is worth an estimated $20,710 US.

Germans news agency dpa reported that thieves have previously stolen a load of energy drinks from the same location.

Nutella, sold around the world, is manufactured by the Italian company Ferrero.