Seven palettes of Nutella totaling five metric tons (5.5 tons) were lifted off a truck in the central German town of Niederaula over the weekend.

The same town was hit with a massive coffee heist just two weeks ago, when thieves made away with some €30,000 ($39,000) worth of day-starter.

Though police still have no clue who might be stealing these items and why, they do appear to have at least one plausible theory.

"That's what it looks like," responded Hessian police spokesman Manfred Knoch when asked by The Local if the thieves were perhaps "stealing the ingredients for an enormous breakfast."

Whether accurate or not, there is at least some merit to allowing for the possibility that these grocery bandits are having a hard time getting up in the morning.

The last item stolen en masse from a truck in Niederaula: Several tonnes of Red Bull.

[photo via AP]