Teddy bear ‘kidnapped’ from selfie hotspot in Landmark shopping centre in Hong Kong
CCTV footage showed two suspects took bear from Christmas installation at Landmark shopping centre in Central
In a plot line that could be lifted straight from current cinema blockbuster Paddington 2 , a teddy bear was “abducted” from a Christmas installation in a high-end Hong Kong mall – but has since been recovered unharmed.
Police received a report about the disappearance of the soft toy from the selfie hotspot at the Landmark mall in Central after a security guard spotted the 30cm-tall bear had vanished.
Much like the more famous bear from deepest, darkest Peru, this teddy also sported a red hat. It had been stood next to a girl figurine.
Closed-circuit television footage showed two women had taken the bear.
Mallgoers were left shocked at the audacious theft.
One woman, who gave her name as Lam and had taken a selfie next to the bear just before Christmas, said: “It is incredible. Why did they take it away?”
Police found the little bear near the shopping centre and reclassified the case from theft to a request for help.
HongKong Land, which owns the mall, declined to comment.