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Police act to help find Swedish girl's lost teddy

Police act to help find Swedish girl's lost teddy

Published: 25 Jun 2012 11:45 GMT+02:00
Updated: 25 Jun 2012 11:45 GMT+02:00

Police in Stockholm are taking up the case of a young girl who lost her teddy bear by posting a “missing teddy” picture on the official Facebook site of the Södermalm police, prompting some to question police priorities.

When Kristin Blomqvist’s daughter Tyra lost her teddy bear on Tuesday, her family sprang to action and posted “missing teddy bear” posters around the Stockholm island of Kungsholmen.

“The teddy bear really means a lot to her. She can’t sleep properly at night without it, and she searches for it when she wakes in the morning,” said the distressed mother to the Nyheter24 news website.

The posted signs read: “Have you seen my teddy bear, I dropped it somewhere on Hantverksgatan on June 19th?”

One of the missing teddy posters was noticed by a local police officer, who took a photo and uploaded it to the official Södermalm police Facebook page, together with a caption urging fans of the page to join the search

“Together, through ‘liking’ this picture, spreading the link, and keeping our eyes open, we can together make it so Tyra gets her beloved teddy bear back,” the post on the police Facebook page reads.

“Be sure to leave the bear at the nearest police station so Tyra can see her friend again!”

The image, which was uploaded on Sunday, has garnered almost 500 likes on Facebook, and over 100 shares.

As the comments came flooding in showing support for the missing bear, one man who questioned police priorities received a quick response from a police inspector:

“The article above was written by an off-duty policeman, so the cost to us was zero. If we, through two minutes’ work, can help her get her friend back, we’d say it’s good prioritizing, don’t you think?”

However, despite the growing support from avid Facebook users in Stockholm, the bear has still not shown up.

“We still haven’t heard anything yet, but it feels good to know that people want to help out,” said Tyra’s mother to Nyheter24.

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12:27 June 25, 2012 by axiom
priorities? it was a post on a facebook page for a kid to find her teddy. c'mon isn't that part of the community spirit of policing?
13:44 June 25, 2012 by hunnysnowbee
Axion I am with you! I think it's great the police are willing to try and help reunite this little girl with her beloved teddy, it is after all priceless to her. I wonder if this guy would say the same thing had he lost a wad of thousands of pounds/krona, and was wanting the police to help him find it!
15:35 June 25, 2012 by azimuth
Just buy a new one and pretend the old one was found... That's easy as cake... And no need to find excuses...
15:42 June 25, 2012 by chemo007
good job for police......:D
16:18 June 25, 2012 by Cephalectomy
amazing, i wonder if there is nothing more important happening that needs to get solved.

last week its said in the reports that the police work is the worse in many years. so why bother to solve the harder stuff ? lets help the children find favorite toys
19:05 June 25, 2012 by Amiir
I admire the police for doing such a nice thing.
21:34 June 25, 2012 by Soft Boiled
Have they checked the woods?
21:53 June 25, 2012 by Roffe
Now I know where my tax money goes. f*ck!
22:08 June 25, 2012 by johan rebel
I'm surprised the police dared post a picture of the bear, given that it seems to be black.
23:43 June 25, 2012 by matona1
welcome to sweden,wonder shall never end police looking for teddy bear
06:25 June 26, 2012 by embil
Only the bear knows where he is....
10:16 June 26, 2012 by Åskar
@Roffe

I think it heps if you actually read the article.
18:06 June 29, 2012 by Murphy Stoffelis
Teddy bear found, making its debut in the United States in a Hollywood Movie titled TED. :-)
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