A KRISPY Kreme van carrying 10,000 doughnuts to Newcastle was stolen in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
According to police the delivery van was making a stop at a service station on Pennant Hills Road, Carlingford NSW at 4am on November 29 when a female took the opportunity to jump into the driver's seat and abscond with the vehicle and all of its contents.
The 10,000 doughnuts were en route to stores across Newcastle, including the Charlestown storefront.
Police are now hunting a white LDV van with the number plates DG94MY.
Officers attached to the Hills police area command are investigating the incident and have released a description of the alleged offender.
The woman is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, in her early 30s, with long black or brown hair. She was wearing dark clothing and carrying a white handbag.
"Our Krispy Kreme team is working to replace the 10,000 stolen doughnuts," Lenny Reddy, head of supply chain at Krispy Kreme said.
"We apologise for any inconvenience, and we are thankful for the NSW Police's swift response."
Police are urging anyone with information on the van's whereabouts to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.