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Moment Thief Sprints Down Street With Huge Panda Bear Toy After Nicking It From Florists

Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency:  Newsflash

This is the moment a Russian man sprints along the pavement with a huge panda bear toy after allegedly nicking it from a local flower shop.

The incident was filmed in the city of Bratsk in the southern Russian region of Irkutsk Oblast.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs for Irkutsk Oblast announced that they arrested the 33-year-old suspect, a resident of Bratsk City, shortly after he allegedly stole the cuddly toy from the local store.

A giant-sized panda was stolen by a 33-year-old unnamed alleged robber in Bratsk, Russia. (38.mvd.rf/Newsflash)

The Ministry shared images from two CCTV cameras at the scene, one from inside the flower shop and one outside.

The first video shows the suspect sprinting along a pavement while holding the huge panda bear toy in front of him after apparently nabbing it.

In the second clip, the man is seen leaving the store with the toy as the florist follows him outside.

A 33-year-old unnamed alleged robber runs away carrying a giant-sized panda in Bratsk, Russia. (38.mvd.rf/Newsflash)

The florist, name not disclosed, called the police after the incident, reporting losses amounting to RUB 9,000 (GBP 91).

The police said they detained the suspect, who has a previous conviction for an unspecified crime, shortly afterwards.

Officers found the soft toy during a search of his apartment and the police said that it will be returned to the florist soon.

A 33-year-old unnamed alleged robber runs away carrying a giant-sized panda in Bratsk, Russia. (38.mvd.rf/Newsflash)

The suspect, name not reported, faces up to four years in prison if convicted.