POLICE in Hayle are hunting a thief who stole more than 1,000 chocolate bars and packets of sweets from a car.
The sweet-toothed crook got away with 384 limited edition white KitKat Chunkies, 288 packets of Rolos and a selection of other confectionery, which was boxed up in the back of a car.
The incident was part of a spate of thefts from motor vehicles in the Trelissick Fields area of Hayle.
Four locked and unlocked vehicles were targeted during the incidents, which police believe took place between 4am and 4.30am on October 17.
St Ives' Sergeant Mike Friday said preventing such opportunistic crimes was "about making sure people check there is nothing on show and their vehicles are locked."
Police wanted to hear from anyone who might have seen someone acting suspiciously, possibly looking into and checking the doors of cars.
The thieves took:
384 White KitKat Chunkies
288 Packets of Rolos
96 Drifter bars
72 packets of Jelly Tots
72 packets of Fruit Gums
72 packets of Milky Bar Buttons
72 Milky Bars
72 Aero bars
36 packets of random sweets
Money, mobile phones and satellite navigation systems.
Witnesses are asked to call the police on 101, quoting crime reference number AY/12/855.