Missing ... Kylie Lewin stands where the giant teddy should be. PHOTO: BRUCE THOMAS
Missing ... Kylie Lewin stands where the giant teddy should be. PHOTO: BRUCE THOMAS

Bear-faced cheek of Valentines thief

WHEN Kylie Lewin walked into work yesterday, she couldn't see Big Ted, the $900 teddy bear that had been sitting in the window of Natural Elegance Florist for months.

With Valentines Day tomorrow, Kyile thought someone must have bought the six foot tall (182cm), three foot wide (91cm) plush toy.

But no Big Ted was stolen.

"I don't know how they did it, I can't carry him and he's too big to fit in a car," Kylie said.

"They must have been careful though, because he's surrounded by breakables and nothing was damaged."

Thieves took Big Ted sometime between 6pm Monday and 8am Tuesday morning.

Kylie said it was a shame to see the huge space left in her shop now.

"He's become an attraction since he's been here, with kids coming up wanting to touch him because he's so big."

Kylie was hoping the enormous teddy bear would find a good home but the incident has put a real dampener on her Valentines Day plans.

"He retails for $900 and even with the Valentines rush, that money still would have been good."



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