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'The teddy bear's back!': Stockholm police

'The teddy bear's back!': Stockholm police

Published: 06 Jul 2012 08:53 GMT+02:00
Updated: 06 Jul 2012 08:53 GMT+02:00

A little girl's lost teddy bear was found in Stockholm on Thursday and reunited with its owner, according to local police, following a public police plea on Facebook that made headlines around the world.

A good Samaritan found the missing teddy and handed it in to Stockholm police on Thursday, news that was announced soon thereafter via the local police department's Facebook page.

“The teddy bear is back!!!” wrote the Södermalm police on their official Facebook page on Thursday evening, a message which garnered over 2,000 likes in less than 24 hours.

“Tyra’s beloved teddy was found by someone engaged in the search party. The bear was found on a wall near Kungsholm Church, not far from the where he disappeared, just like in many other cases,” they wrote.

When one-year-old Tyra’s teddy bear went missing on June 19th, her mother Kristin Blomkvist posted some “Missing” posters around the area.

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.

The act caught the attention of international media, with news outlets from around the world reporting on the Swedish police and their eagerness to help a toddler in distress.

However, when the police efforts proved fruitless after several days, officers made the news once again by giving Tyra a consolation gift of another teddy bear.

Now, police were on hand a third time as Tyra was reunited with her beloved bear.

“When we care and help out, we make a difference – that’s you, us, and everyone else,” wrote the police, adding as a final note that they wished everyone “a really lovely summer!”

Oliver Gee

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Your comments about this article

10:18 July 6, 2012 by gavigod
oh god oh god... the best news i have ever read about swedish police on any newspaper ever! way to go! :)
14:51 July 6, 2012 by Emerentia
I though he had left to join the parachute troops in Belarus. ;)

Strange that it took so long to find it, if it has been sitting on on a wall close to the place where it was lost.
15:55 July 6, 2012 by Liquidmonkey
meanwhile a robbery, stabbing or worse is happening.

talk about a misuse of police resources.
17:02 July 6, 2012 by tadchem
I wonder if the notorious 'Roaming Gnome' had anything to do with the disappearance.
22:43 July 6, 2012 by cupidcub
Police : Get a real job.
04:40 July 7, 2012 by embil
Good for her.

@liquidmonkey, how often does that happen (sweden is not Chicago)?
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