Aussies lose it over bizarre item allegedly stolen in 3am heist

Police have launched an investigation after a number of cheesecakes were stolen from a cake shop in Salisbury, in Adelaide's north, at 3am on Friday.

The alleged thieves taking the cheesecakes from the Adelaide shop.
Police have launched an investigation after several cheesecakes were allegedly stolen from a cake shop in Salisbury, in Adelaide's north, at 3am on Friday. Source: 9News

Aussies are basking in the brilliance of their “cheesy” puns after an alleged 3am heist at a bakery left them cracking up with laughter. While they didn’t find the reported theft amusing, it was what police claim was taken that raised an eyebrow, or several.

South Australian officers say they have launched an investigation after a number of cheesecakes were stolen from a cake shop in Salisbury, in Adelaide’s north, on Friday.

“The owner alerted police after seeing persons inside the shop on CCTV cameras,” South Australia Police posted on Facebook. Security footage published by 9News shows two people climbing through the store’s window before opening a fridge door and digging inside.

Officers and a police dog named Chaos rushed to the scene, where they found the front window smashed in. Nearby they found two teen boys and backpacks “containing cheesecakes stolen from the John Street business” hidden in bushes.

Two 15-year-olds were arrested for aggravated serious criminal trespass and the investigation is continuing, police said.

SAPOL’s online post has garnered a huge reaction from locals after they were invited to serve up their best cake pun.

“This one takes the cake!” numerous people chimed in. “Let’s just hope the teens weren’t baked! This news is just the icing!” someone joked.

A CCTV still of the alleged cheesecake theft.
The owner of the cake shop alerted police after seeing people inside the shop on CCTV cameras. Source: 9News

“I bet the thieves feel crumby for doing it,” another said. “They thought it was a piece of cake, but everything crumbled around them when they were caught by Chaos,” one person wrote.

Guess you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

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