Search is on for golden cookie stolen in Germany

How the century-old symbol was taken remains unclear, but police say witnesses reported having seen two men with a ladder in the area earlier this month.

The combo photo released by Police in Hannover, northern Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 shows a statue gracing the facade of German cookie baker Bahlsen's Hannover office before and after the rectangular gilded bronze sculpture was taken away. A police statement said a local newspaper received a picture Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 showing someone in an outfit similar to Sesame Street's Cookie Monster holding a golden cookie. The sender wrote to demand cookies be delivered to children at a city hospital. (AP Photo/Police Hannover)

BERLIN (AP) — Missing: One golden cookie, weighing around 44 pounds (20 kilograms).

Suspect: The Cookie Monster?

The rectangular gilded bronze sculpture was part of a statue gracing the facade of German cookie baker Bahlsen's Hannover office.

How the century-old symbol was taken remains unclear, but police say witnesses reported having seen two men with a ladder in the area earlier this month.

The company has offered €1,000 ($1,350) for information leading to the cookie's recovery.

A police statement said a local newspaper received a picture Tuesday showing someone in an outfit similar to Sesame Street's Cookie Monster holding a golden cookie.

The sender wrote to demand cookies be delivered to children at a city hospital.

Police aren't sure if it's the same cookie, or a real claim of responsibility.

Associated Press
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